Unity is dead

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    Long live Unity.......... Well at least until 2021.

    Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical let it be known that the next release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will have GNOME as it's default interface. They are also dropping the Convergence work on developing a desktop type environment for phones and tablets.
    I do see some potential issues down the road though, they're moving from MIR to the Wayland display, a drive to replace the current X window system. The problem with that is X permeates the entire graphical aspect of Linux like it's welded to the "Linux DNA", should be interesting, I suspect some definite bugs will take some time to work out of pairing the Wayland system to the GNOME interface.
    Now what's interesting from a personal standpoint is when Unity was first introduced (I use the work loosely) it was ugly and buggy, I hated it and like almost half of Ubuntu's users I moved over to Mint.
    Years later I decided to give Ubuntu another shot, unfortunately I have come to really like the polished Unity interface over the old GNOME 2 look. Oh well......
     
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    :finger3: Gnome, Ubuntu, too. :funnyface:


    They can cough up tarballz if they want.
     
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    Mint is the only Linux version I've used, so luckily this doesn't affect me. :)

    Can you continue to use a Unity-based Ubuntu for a while, at least?
     
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    Yeah up until 2021 when they stop supporting it. It is the Canonical made interface whether someone else can pick it up or not I don't know but then again Unity may have gone as far as it can. They're basically still using Unity 6, tried Unity 7 with no luck and have had nothing but problems with Unity 8.
    They saw Unity as a one size fits all convergent for desktops, laptops, tablets and phones, seven years later the phone/tablet market has not killed the PC market as was originally predicted.
    I can log out of Unity and log into GNOME 3 on this computer but I'm assuming that interface may go away also and we'll all be stuck with the old GNOME 2 look like you have with Mint. I do like the KDE Plasma interface but it does have some limitations that I don't really like, I prefer the full featured distros. I tried Fedora, downloaded 3 times and made three different discs but couldn't get it to load on my computer, I think something in every one of the downloads was corrupted and I couldn't figure out what it was.
     
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    Which one do you use?
     
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    RHEL-based, with LX - type desktop.
     
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    Everyone has their preferences. I like GNOME, I like Debian, it's what I started with back in the 90s.
     
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    Oh yeah, which CentOS version is it?
     
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    None. :funnyface: I do have one with a GNOME desktop, though. This OS is unduplicatable due to the encryption.

    When it goes down, gonna have to start from scratch all over again. I don't even remember my root pw.
     
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    I swear this is the perfect OS, and I've run..quite a few. If only I could remember root pw.
     
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