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"The point of this piece is to make a point. It?s a point that I don?t think I made clear the first go ?round. So, now I plan to make it right. :)

"In the Android world, there is a bit of an epidemic caused by greedy manufacturers who seem eager to prove that they have a distinct product. Carriers go out of their way to make their mark on devices too. This is called fragmentation. The same thing is happening on the Linux desktop right now. Of course the big difference here is that mega-corporations aren?t involved and there aren?t very many chinese suicides (that we know of). The biggest fragmenters are Canonical (Ubuntu), and Mint.

"Ubuntu has put together a clumsy desktop environment that fails at managing windows in the same way as vanilla Gnome 3. The difference here is that Unity is such a stretch from Gnome 3, users are not able to even stay current with Gnome 3 if they have Unity installed. In fact, the upcoming 12.0r release contains a mix of Gnome 3.2 and 3.4 packages to suit the agenda of Unity. This is fragmentation, plain and simple."

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