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    End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    Is sad to see this but the news are form https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/...d-convergence/

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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    Can't say I'm surprised, always thought the "convergence" idea was stupid.

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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    Is not only the Phone/convergance, is Unity 7/8 is ended to. Ubuntu 18.04 will be with Gnome!!!

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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    I was just about to post this. I don't know where this topic should be posted but this is huge news.

    I, for one, as someone who is just getting into Ubuntu standard after two months of installation, am a little unhappy about it since I really like Unity. I think it's by far the best DE that I've come across. However, I also like GNOME so I'm not too annoyed about it. If it were to go to something like XFCE or something, that wouldn't work so well for me. But I think GNOME is solid. As to whether I'll upgrade at the time of release I don't know, because 16.04 is excellent.
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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    Oh come oooon.. It was so great idea to have Ubuntu on all of my devices - desktop, tablet and phone. I see so many people looking for Ubuntu phones online and all are sold out. Why is Canonical not developing and producing, what crowd asks for?

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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    Quote Originally Posted by miguelpires View Post
    Is not only the Phone/convergance, is Unity 7/8 is ended to. Ubuntu 18.04 will be with Gnome!!!
    It should have never left it.

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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimple View Post
    It should have never left it.
    I'm actually weirdly pleased. I really like Unity 7 but GNOME is solid and innovative.
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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    This is really shocking news.

    Damn, I hate Gnome Shell so much...

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    Ubuntu Abandons Unity, 18.04 LTS to ship with GNOME 3

    Today, 5 April 2017, Mark Shuttleworth announced that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, a year away at that time, will abandon the Unity desktop and ship with the GNOME 3 desktop instead, as Canonical moves away from its ambitions to produce a unified cell phone and desktop operating system and concentrates on desktop, cloud computing and Internet of things platforms instead.

    Joey Sneddon of OMG Ubuntu says:
    In an extraordinary blog post that I have yet to fully digest, Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Canonical is to end its investment in Unity 8, Ubuntu for Phones and tablets, and end its ambition to seek “convergence”.
    Thoughts?

    (Note, this post was merged in to this thread)
    Last edited by Ahunt; April 5th, 2017 at 07:29 PM. Reason: added note

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    Re: End of Ubuntu Phone and Unity

    What makes anyone think Unity will go anywhere when it's no longer the official DE on Ubuntu? For those that don't remember, Gnome used to be the default DE for Ubuntu. Everything old is new again!

    When Gnome was replaced by Unity, it forked off and remained popular, as is reflected with Ubuntu-Gnome going strong. It didn't go anywhere. Probably neither will Unity.

    Don't worry; by 2020, if not before, those that care to will be running 'Ubuntu-Unity'. Some bunch of enthusiasts will probably go there and develop it.

    * Or this from Wikipedia:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment ...
    The article is worth a scan ...
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; April 5th, 2017 at 07:22 PM.

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