"Recently, a really, really long discussion took place on
Launchpad, Ubuntu's bug-tracking system, about the
"Ubuntu user interface design team's sudden and controversial
decision to move window buttons from the right-hand side to the
left. It's been widely reported that Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu's
"SABDFL" (a South African word which roughly translates in English
to "BADASS"), announced in response to numerous complaints that
"Ubuntu is not a democracy."
"Mr. Shuttleworth also said that "moving everything to the left
opens up the space on the right nicely,and I would like to
experiment in 10.10 with some innovative options there. It's much
easier to do that if we make this change now."
"But what "innovative options" might he be referring to? To find
out, we contacted Ubuntu's NADOPR (North American Director of
Public Relations), Bea Esser, for clarification. Ms. Esser put us
in contact with a member of Ubuntu's design team, Drew A.
Gooey-Aubergine, who gave us an exclusive look at what innovative
new features Ubuntu users might see on the right-hand side of their
windows in future releases."
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