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Ubuntu users, Shuttleworth doesn't owe you anything

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The ongoing debate over the change in the position of the window buttons in the upcoming Ubuntu release, Lucid Lynx, reminds one that Linux users possess one awful characteristic in spades - a sense of entitlement.

Nothing else can account for the way in which a number of users have tried to force their will on the Ubuntu chief, Mark Shuttleworth, and get him to reverse the decision.

To me it sounds very much like the threat which one was used to hearing in the Middle East some years ago: if you don't do what I ask, I'll come around and kill myself on your doorstep and you'll have an awful mess to clean up after that.

The window buttons have been moved to the left top and the order, from the outer, is maximise, minimise and close. For comparison, Windows has them on the top right hand corner and the order (from the outer) is close, maximise and minimise. Mac OSX has them on the top left-hand corner and the order from the outer is close, minimise, maximise.

To some extent, the degree of anger felt among users is due to the way that Ubuntu has been promoted, with a great deal of emphasis on the community.

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