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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Not surprised really
by Ninjawidget on Thu 9th Feb 2012 16:46 UTC
Ninjawidget
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2011-08-18

Linux in general has pretty much failed on the desktop. It's ok for servers, and thats about it. It's no wonder the Ubuntu guys are trying to find ways to boost revenue and sooner of later Shuttleworth will call it a day in his plans to be the next Microsoft.

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RE: Not surprised really
by neruson on Thu 9th Feb 2012 18:13 in reply to "Not surprised really"
neruson Member since:
2011-09-18

Personally, I think anyone who thought Linux could be the "next Microsoft" of personal desktop computers was living in a dream world. Linux is a niche market on the desktop. It fits that role very nicely and honestly I wouldn't trade my Linux PC for anything. I love it, and as soon as Linux DE & OS developers get the idea of desktop domination out of their heads (I'm looking at you Gnome and Ubuntu) I think the better off the Linux desktop will be.

Edited 2012-02-09 18:15 UTC

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RE: Not surprised really
by Nth_Man on Thu 9th Feb 2012 18:39 in reply to "Not surprised really"
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2010-05-16

It's ok for servers, and thats about it.

I wouldn't say that... in this site.
http://www.osnews.com/story/25485/OSNews_Browser_OS_Stats_2012

Edited 2012-02-09 18:44 UTC

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