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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No surprise...
by cmost on Wed 8th Feb 2012 00:48 UTC
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Since the KDE desktop is mature and fully usable, unlike Gnome 3.x or Unity, why would Canonical want it around to steal Ubuntu's "thunder?" This outfit just keeps making one misstep after the other! Considering this news comes on the heels of Mint's fabulous new KDE edition (developed jointly with Netrunner OS) I'd say this dumb decision is yet another in a long line of missteps by Canonical in the wrong direction! The silver lining is of course that in the hands of community developers (by the user, for the user) Kubuntu will only become stronger and I suspect many of its developers (and users) will defect to Mint.

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