Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 09:58 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Jonathan Riddell, lead developer of the Kubuntu project and the only person paid by Canonical to work on the KDE variant of the popular distribution, has announced that after the 12.04 release, Canonical will no longer be funding him, effectively putting Kubuntu on the same level as other Ubuntu variants like Xubuntu.
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Additional loss of users
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 7th Feb 2012 13:18 UTC
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How is this a good business decision? People are fleeing Ubuntu in droves. Unity may be good some day, but not today. They will never convert KDE users who have already moved to another distro to come back and try the next version of Ubuntu. Mint is killing Ubuntu at Distrowatch. Other distros will be getting a boost in users also as the exodus continues. I used Ubuntu for a while but there are too many other good distros out there to stay with a sinking ship.

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