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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday July 10 2019, @02:44PM   Printer-friendly
from the future-looks-bright dept.

Following Canonical's pivot away from its internally-developed Unity user interface and Mir display server, Ubuntu has enjoyed two relatively low-drama years, as the Linux Desktop market homogenized during its transition back to a customized GNOME desktop. In a review of the most recent release, TechRepublic's Jack Wallen declared that "Ubuntu 19.04 should seriously impress anyone looking for a fast and reliable Linux desktop platform."

Largely, it's been a slow-and-steady pace for Ubuntu since the pivot from Unity to GNOME, though the distribution made headlines for plans to end support for 32-bit support. This prompted Valve, operators of games marketplace Steam, to re-think its approach toward Ubuntu, which it previously characterized as "as the best-supported path for desktop users."

TechRepublic's James Sanders interviewed Will Cooke, director of engineering for Ubuntu Desktop at Canonical, about the distribution's long-term plans for legacy 32-bit support, shipping a desktop in a post-Unity-era Ubuntu, and why Linux should be the first choice for users migrating from Windows 7 prior to the end of support.

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  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Wednesday July 10 2019, @05:18PM (1 child)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Wednesday July 10 2019, @05:18PM (#865432) Journal

    So much for Ubuntu, I mean, really, what do they offer? But is this a real problem []? Just asking for a friend...

    Ok, we paid the ransom. Do I get my dog back? REDЯUM
  • (Score: 2) by Pino P on Wednesday July 10 2019, @08:50PM

    by Pino P (4721) on Wednesday July 10 2019, @08:50PM (#865492) Journal

    It's a real problem if a proprietary application's developer either A. is no longer in business or B. considers a 64-bit build to be an upsell in order to get customers to re-buy its product.