Ubuntu changed policy, finally withdrawing from mobile OS and the desktop will be in the GNOME environment during 2018

BySiddartha Thota

Canonical, which is developing the most popular Linux distribution "Ubuntu", will return to the previous "GNOME" environment from the "Unity" which has independently developed the standard desktop UI at the next version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Announced. At the same time, from the development of "Ubuntu Phone" equipped with an OS that can share the same thing with smartphone, tablet and desktop, we are putting a distance and announcing policy to focus on investment in cloud and IoT from now on.

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He is the founder of Ubuntu and also one of the founders of CanonicalMark · ShuttleworthOn April 5, 2017, Mr. posted a blog and announced Ubuntu 's policy change.

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Mr. Shuttleworth is the desktop UI first in a blog whose title means "to develop Ubuntu not for telephone and convergence direction but for cloud and IoT"UnityAnnounced that it will stop investing in the "Unity 8" which is the newest version of the company, and the "convergence" initiative that connects mobile terminals with a common operating system, such as smartphones that have been working on it. And from the "Ubuntu 18.04 LTS" released in April 2018, I revealed that I will return the desktop UI environment to GNOME. Shuttleworth also said that "Passion, investment and commitment to desktop version Ubuntu where there are millions of users are ongoing" and that traditional business partners and users support including business support We will continue to say.

Although Mr. Michael Hall, a community manager of Canonical, does not have a clear description about Smartphone OS in Mr. Shuttleworth 's blog, in response to ArsTechnica' s interview "Ubuntu Phone and tablet, work on convergence covering them I answered that it was over ".

Several models of smartphones and tablets using Ubuntu OS appeared from 2015 to 2016 and were sold mainly in Europe, but they did not succeed commercially.

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And what is highlighted in this is the focus on cloud related and IoT related fields that Ubuntu is widely used. Cloud computing has become widespread, but in reality most of cloud servers are running in Linux environment such as Ubuntu, Ubuntu boasts the top share among them. Also, Ubuntu is widely used in the fields of automobiles, robot technology, networks, machine learning and so on, and Canonical has made great profit there. Commercial efforts in both fields have shown stable growth in both number and scale.

ByRicardo Bernardo

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