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Ubuntu abandons Unity for good?

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«I was wrong on both counts.»


«Our efforts were seen fragmentation not innovation.»


«We will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell.»


«We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.»


«This choice is shaped by commercial constraints»



post by Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu and Canonical

It's a pity....but telling the truth, I'm not too excited with Unity desktop anymore. We didn't have any great news in these years! :no: 


All the same...


I hope that they continue developing Snaps packages. :rolleyes:

  • 3 weeks later...

I am personally really happy they took this decision. They were using parts of GTK for Unity anyway.. For me GNOME is the way to go and if you have a non GNOME 3 capable system use other desktop environments but GNOME is the future.

I despised Ubuntu 12.04 which i got in a free cd a nice Ubuntu worker gave me and long switched to Linux mint for a few years then SUSE Arch several Debian based several Slackware several BSD and I can say that for the average user who sees Ubuntu as a "lightweight and user friendly OS" Gnome will be the easiest thing to adapt to specially woth the Gnome tweak tool GUi.

Thats my two cents on that

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