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Title    Interview With Will Cooke, Canonical Desktop Engineering Director, on Future of Ubuntu
Date    Wednesday July 10 2019, @02:44PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the future-looks-bright dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/07/10/1416256

jas writes:

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.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ubuntu-what-does-the-future-look-like-post-unity/


Original Submission

Links

  1. "jas" - https://soylentnews.org/~jas/
  2. "Canonical's pivot away from its internally-developed Unity user interface and Mir display server" - https://www.zdnet.com/article/ubuntu-switches-to-gnome-desktop-and-gives-up-smartphone-hopes/
  3. "its transition back to a customized GNOME desktop" - https://www.zdnet.com/article/ubuntu-linux-will-never-be-the-same-after-version-17-10/
  4. "Ubuntu 19.04 should seriously impress anyone looking for a fast and reliable Linux desktop platform" - https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-to-expect-from-ubuntu-19-04/
  5. "headlines for plans to end support for 32-bit support" - https://www.zdnet.com/article/canonical-returning-32-bit-ubuntu-linux-support-after-gaming-uproar/
  6. " re-think its approach toward Ubuntu" - https://www.zdnet.com/article/valve-to-continue-steam-gaming-on-ubuntu-linux/
  7. "Will Cooke" - https://ubuntu.com/blog/author/willcooke
  8. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=34951

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