Yea, it's mostly BO$$. It's just that everyone seems to like countering his trolling.
That must be the reason why so many people switched to Debian, Mint and K/Xubuntu when Unity became the default for Ubuntu.It's a big contribution in the sense that when people see it they don't run away scared.
Isn't it funny how the numbers and even Canonical contradict your statements?
Unity did not popularize the Linux Desktop, dude. - there were millions of people already using Desktop linux. - if anything Unity decreased/discouraged people from using Ubuntu + Unity. again, why do you think Mint and Mageia are more popular...that happened after Unity became default. - your opinions contradict reality. As far as everyone leaving Unity as the default - you can post your study, I don't believe you for a second. I'd also like you to show how this information was collected - since it's critical to know how accurate it actually is - and knowing how Shuttleworth/Canonical have tried to spread FUD, misinformation, etc in the past - Sorry, but they don't get the benefit of the doubt, when they make such claims...so yeah - prove it + methodology used to gather these stats....
you're arguments are nothing but ubuntu fanboy apologetics and fantasy...
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...iz/+bug/729979 that's just one (annoying) bug, dude. - why don't you dig through _just_ compiz bugs, then head off to unity, etc ~ and see just how many people get screwed over by key components of Ubuntu's stack (that they manage / work on).... but you could go on youtube right now - watch ubuntu reviews and you will witness buggyness in most videos, or the content creator comments about it... and i routinely have to help friend's out with Ubuntu bugginess, instability, update issues, etc. - In fact, I would say on average probably more than my freinds that were using Vista (when it was out).
Let's try a different, more comparable metric; Interest in Ubuntu vs. Mint via Google searches;
notice the trend; ubuntu going steadily down since 2007 (with spikes) and Mint goes continues to rise (with some dips) and is now a more popular search on google than Ubuntu is...
What i love though, is you totally avoiding the vista comment.
It's not my job or even an interest of mine to evangelize linux, and even if it was; hanging out in the Phoronix Forum wouldn't even be a sensible way to do that. that should be pretty obvious, but apparently not to you ~ instead, you come to a linux website to evangelize and attract new linux users (that's fucking retarded dude!...lol)
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You also again, are making unsubstantiated claims about users that you do not know, at all. How do you know all noobs are fine with Unity??? you don't. They may just as easily end up hating it and try something else - You don't know that and AGAIN! do not speak for anyone but yourself. (when will you get this simple concept through your pea-sized brain? seriously!)
Next, I do occasionally use Ubuntu - mostly fixing other people's problems, on their machines (as i've already told you)... ie: not on any of my H/W. I use Archlinux and MacOSX... I do have a VM i setup to test / debug an app that worked with eglibc but not glibc - so I tested it in ubuntu (eglibc)...but aside from that - no, Ubuntu isn't worth installing on H/W. Archlinux serves all of my purposes very well (to the point i won't be buying another Mac, after i eventually sell / give away my current Mac - especially since i rarely use it as is.).
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