Wayland vs. Mir: Intel, Ubuntu 13.10 Display Server Debate Surfaces

Intel (INTC) has decided not to support the Mir display server built into Canonical’s forthcoming Ubuntu 13.10 release, which is set to arrive in late October 2013. Most observers think Intel backed away from Mir because the chip giant is embracing Wayland, another display server. Here’s the background, and potential implications for Ubuntu and Intel partners.