Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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by dsmogor on Tue 26th Oct 2010 13:12 UTC
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

Shuttleworth have finally have come to the terms with linux desktop being a dead horse and focused his efforts where still some money could be (tablet, netbook, server).

That's was surely a though but a necessary decision.

If every distro around had its pet desktop customization that it develops and focuses on while also investing hard in integration and standards the linux would be much further than it is now.

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by bornagainenguin on Tue 26th Oct 2010 15:10 in reply to "Looks like"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

dsmogor posted...

Shuttleworth have finally have come to the terms with linux desktop being a dead horse and focused his efforts where still some money could be (tablet, netbook, server).


Why do I suddenly have that same dread, feel that same tenseness in the air that I felt when Be did its infamous focus shifting...?

--bornagainpenguin

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by sorpigal on Tue 26th Oct 2010 16:00 in reply to "RE: Looks like"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

I'm not sure. Will anyone really care if Canonical goes out of business in two years?

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