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    The curse of the Buddha - may you live in interesting times. I think we have been thoroughly cursed...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I don't have a problem with Wayland, I think the concept is an interesting with lots of potential. But it's change and like most people I fear change mainly because:

    Given the total sum of knowledge available, even the cleverest human is not that far above a cactus which means I am very close to a cactus in my level of knowledge. I tend to resent things that make my cacti relatively cleverer to me than they were yesterday

    Seriously though, I have more of a problem with Unity.

    When I first saw it I liked it and I still kind of do. Although it's buggy as hell it can be fixed and it does look great on a small screen. I am unsure how that will scale to a big screen (it doesn't look as nice on a laptop with a 15" widescreen) but my biggest complaint is just how clunky it is to use.

    For example, to start most applications, you need to use both the mouse and the keyboard. Not strictly true but...

    You use the mouse to open the applications panel and then you either:

    have to laboriously scroll through loads of apps to find the one you want or
    type in the name of the application to limit the apps the apps you see

    and then you click the application to run it. Sadly, it looks like Gnome Shell is similar to Unity in how it works. Way to throw out usability guys!

    Hopefully, I'll be able to remove it completely and go back to "Gnome classic" which of course will work with Wayland .
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    The first thing I thought was "But it'll take forever to get Wacom tablet drivers on Wayland. Damn!"

    Besides that, I don't mind much. The thing I love most about the Linux world it it's diversity. I hear Mint refuses to change though, so that'll be interesting.

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    I read elsewhere that Fedora will likely be moving to Wayland eventually, as well. Here's a link to the mailing list message for anyone interested in reading it:

    moving towards Wayland

    It's entirely possible that many different distros could move in that direction as things move forward.
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    I saw that too and I would bet that Mint ends up going with Wayland too, although they have said they will not.
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    Well, the X11 system has proven remarkably adept and robust over the years, but perhaps it's time to move on to new display technologies. It will be interesting to see how it works out.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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