Is he taking the fall for Unity being so completely and utterly awful?
Matt Zimmerman, chief technology officer at commercial Linux distributor Canonical, is stepping down. In a blog post today, Zimmerman said after seven years with the company, which creates and supports the Ubuntu distribution of Linux, "the time is right for me to move on from this role, where I enjoy so much support from my …
So there is no way to say 'Unity is shite' without being called a Luddite? Good to know.
Linux has a long history of going about things in a half-assed fashion and eventually getting it right*. There's no problem with slating Unity whilst it is still shite, that's how it stops being shite.
* For instance, handling hardware. Linux tried devd, hald, DeviceKit and now the blessed HAL is udev. All change please!
Matt Zimmerman is bailing along with the users? I really liked Ubuntu and have used it for years.
But to redo the user interface for no apparent reason? WTF? I like my OS to do two things run bug free and not rearrange every thing so I have more time for other things. Like use my applications.
I'm going to give Debian with KDE another try now or switch back to windows. I'm not looking forward to teaching my Parents how to use KDE and how Gnome attempted to reinvented the wheel.
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