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Some of the recent announcement by Ubuntu clearly mentioned that their
latest release 13.10 will replace X-window server (X.org) with their own
I strongly feel this is going to make a big impact in the Linux
Community/Developers. Even-though the license is GPL, I think they are
planning to reach the Eco-system that Android and Apple is having.
In some of the blog entires Ubuntu has mentioned that Unity 7 will run atop
of XMir, an implementation of X that provides a compatibility layer
that allows software, desktop environments, peripherals and multi-monitor
setups designed for X to continue to work as expected.
But am not sure about how feasible it is .Looking forward to hear your
About Mir -
PS: Kubuntu has announced that they are not planing to switch to Mir. Below
the comments made by Jonathan Riddell of Kubunut-
"A few months ago Canonical announced their new graphics system for Ubuntu,
Mir. It's a shame the Linux desktop market hasn't taken off as we all hoped
at the turn of the millennium and they feel the need to follow a more Apple
or Android style of approach making an OS which works in isolation rather
than as part of a community development method. Here at Kubuntu we still
want to work as part of the community development, taking the fine software
from KDE and other upstream projects and putting it on computers worldwide.
So when Ubuntu desktop gets switched to Mir we won't be following. We'll be
staying with X on the images for our 13.10 release now in development and
the 14.04 LTS release next year. After that we hope to switch to Wayland
which is what KDE and every other Linux distro hopes to do."