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Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider 729

Barence writes "Canonical's decision to impose the new Unity interface on Ubuntu 11.04 users appears to have split the Linux distro's users, according to PC Pro. Features such as a moving Launcher bar and invisible scrollbars have angered many users, with one claiming that 'Ubuntu is doing a great job throwing away years of UI experience.' The rush to meet the six-monthly release schedule also appears to have harmed the release, with many users reporting graphical glitches with the new user interface."

Comment Open source (Score 5, Insightful) 175

Greg DeKoenigsberg, an ex-Red Hat employee wrote a blog post slamming Canonical for the "absolutely egregious" statistic and suggesting that Canonical has been "riding on Red Hat's coattails for years." Tough shit. This is open source, if you don't like others using your work you should develop proprietary software instead.

Submission + - Pirate Party to host The Pirate Bay in parliament (piratpartiet.se) 1

m94mni writes: The Swedish Pirate Party has announced today that they will host The Pirate Bay from inside the Swedish parliament, should they gain enough votes (4%) in the elections on September 19. The party plans to take advantage of parliamentary immunity to protect information freedom from being abused be the entertainment industry.

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