I used to frequently visit worldofgnome.org
to read up on news related to Gnome Shell. Their posts almost always showed stuff that you normally don't find in other blogs since they build the packages straight from Gnome Git and hence it was new and hot stuff. But after their latest post by +alex diavatis
, they have totally lost my respect. I mean seriously some of the arguments he describes in the post linked below is just ridiculous!
I like to specifically focus on some of his points.1. Ubuntu 13.10 has nothing new to offer since 13.04. That was kinda weird, because 13.04 hadn’t either any exciting to offer over 12.10.
So according to him 12.10 and 13.04 did not offer much over 12.04? Are you freaking serious?
Why don't you go take a look at other credible sources like http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/ubuntu-1210-released-see-whats-new.html
I agree that Ubuntu 13.10 is not revolutionary but it is very stable and would lead to a much better, stable 14.04 LTS.2. SteamsOS drops Ubuntu for Debian
You know +Bilal Akhtar
is so right. We in the Linux community are more bothered (some delighted and some worried) about the fact that SteamOS is based on Debian rather than Ubuntu. We are idiots!!! Instead of rejoicing at the fact that SteamOS uses the Linux Kernel, we are more concerned that it isn't based on Ubuntu. Seriously *Grow up!!*
All this bickering is not helping anyone.3. Mir and Unity 8 are postponed after 14.04
First of all, no one claimed that 14.04 would be shipping Unity 8. It isn't Canonical's fault that you heard wrong.
As for Mir, they made a QA assessment if XMir is ready to ship in 13.10 and it didnt pass that. And 14.04 LTS is really not the release to be shipping something as huge as XMir. What's wrong with that? When Unity was introduced in 11.04, people complained about it being incomplete and introduced too early. Now Canonical learns from that and delays introducing XMir and everyone complains still.