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    What next for Ubuntu?

    With the failure to reach the fundraising goal with Ubuntu edge, what is next? Do we keep trying with the mobile platform, or do we focus back on the Desktop/Laptop platform?

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    I think Ubuntu will still go mobile, just not with the Edge hardware. I honestly thought it was a pretty good deal, considering what other top-of-the-line phones go for without contracts. Anyway, I do like the idea of what Canonical is trying to do with Ubuntu in making it span multiple platforms. I'd really love to have just one device that does it all.

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    What next for Ubuntu? Why UDS, of course

    http://uds.ubuntu.com/

    I doubt very much if you will hear any talk of focusing back on the desktop at UDS. In fact what next for the desktop has already been decided. It is called Unity Next (renamed to Unity 8).

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnityNextSpec

    What next for Ubuntu is planned and discussed months and months in advance. The focus always has been and still is on the Ubuntu platform. By this time next year (or a little later) Ubuntu will be a distribution that can be installed on devices having different form factors and work as a mobile phone at the same time.

    We need visionaries to answer the question, What next for Ubuntu 16.04? From now until 14.10 what next for Ubuntu has already been decided.

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    No need to pick a "focus" desktop and mobile can contiune together untill the point mobiles can run the desktop.

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by John_McCourt View Post
    With the failure to reach the fundraising goal with Ubuntu edge, what is next? Do we keep trying with the mobile platform, or do we focus back on the Desktop/Laptop platform?
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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    Getting Ubuntu to support 4K and 8K resolutions.

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by King Dude View Post
    Getting Ubuntu to support 4K and 8K resolutions.
    Now that we have vUDS every three months, what's to stop you from putting a blueprint together for the next UDS in November?
    Last edited by cariboo; August 29th, 2013 at 01:58 AM.

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    The Edge campaign was a fantastic marketing stunt by Canonical. The goal was almost impossible to reach but it gave the company media coverage and all kinds of attention.

    One thought came to me. Although I am not a Linux expert, I recognize that ubuntu is pushing linux forward in terms of setting the new standards for the OS, with the implementation of Unity, services and new software technologies.
    The other projects (distros not ubuntu based) don't seem to be evolving, just mending things and making small changes, perpetuating the "same" user experience, whereas in each Ubuntu release there is (almost) always something brand new, pushing forward our experience and our view of Linux.

    Is my thinking accurate? What do you think?

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    Re: What next for Ubuntu?

    Since we know that the development of the phone OS is still going to go forward, and the actual next thing will be saucy, I'll answer the generic thread title with

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