Ubuntu Unity is no more: One Linux dream has been axed
The dream of uniting Ubuntu as one across all the devices has been axed and buried swiftly by the founder of Ubuntu: Mark Shuttleworth.
Mark has shocked and rattled the open source community as this project was started six years ago. " I' m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell," he wrote on the official Ubuntu blog Wednesday. " We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS."
He also reflected that he feels for developers and the six years spent on this project was done on the sole purpose of providing a Linux environment on all kinds of personal computers like phones, computers, tablets, etc.
Despite Unity delivered a usable and solid platform, Mark adds that the users and market has moved on from Unity.
Mark finally wrote: " This has been, personally, a very difficult decision, because of the force of my conviction in the convergence future, and my personal engagement with the people and the product, both of which are amazing. We feel like a family, but this choice is shaped by commercial constraints, and those two are hard to reconcile."
So it is time to say a final goodbye to Unity and get back to GNOME.