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Old 05-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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LXer: Canonical's Mir for Ubuntu Linux: New Open Source Innovations?


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If Canonical succeeds in making Ubuntu Linux widespread on phones and tablets, it will revolutionize the role of open source software in mobile computing. But in a sense, the company has already achieved some remarkably revolutionary feats with Mir, the display server it started developing several months ago. This may sound like something only geeks can appreciate, but it could actually become a huge deal for mainstream IT.

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Is that an advert for Canonical?
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If Canonical succeeds in making Ubuntu Linux widespread on phones and tablets, it will revolutionize the role of open source software in mobile computing.
So, if Canonical does what Google did a few years ago it will do something that, arguably, Google have already done?
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But in a sense, the company has already achieved some remarkably revolutionary feats with Mir, the display server it started developing several months ago.
Yup, their own version of Wayland created so that it only works with their software stack and DE is really going to "Drive open source" .
 
Old 05-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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Indeed, it sounds as if the author has never heard of SurfaceFlinger or Wayland.
 
Old 05-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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Is that an advert for Canonical?
So, if Canonical does what Google did a few years ago it will do something that, arguably, Google have already done?
Came here to say this.
Besides, they're going to have a hard time pushing into a market that Microsoft is having a hard time with...
 
  


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