Death by 100 Papercuts

The newly formed, Canonical-sponsored, User-Experience Team is already hard at work on their major campaign to improve the default Ubuntu experience with the Ayatana project. One of their big goals for Ubuntu 9.10 is dubbed “One Hundred Papercuts.” Canonical seems to be taking the constant criticism of the default Ubuntu experience to heart, and they’re doing their best to fix all the little quirks that should “just work” but don’t (for any number of reasons). They’ve hired a killer team of developers including David Siegel, creator of the fantastic Swiss-Army knife that is Gnome Do, and Mirco Muller, a graphics guru. The future of Ubuntu is looking pretty bright to me!