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Old 05-26-2018, 09:26 AM   #1
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Talking Hello LQ World!!


Hi everyone, obviously I am a in this forum and in the universe of forums . Usually i go the fast lazy way, Google&Youtube SE, to solve bugs and get tutorials but lately it doesn't really satisfy me so i really hope that getting in this site would change my experience. thanks everyone.
 
Old 05-26-2018, 09:30 AM   #2
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Hi, r_smooker, and welcome to LQ!

Using Google and other internet search engines is certainly not lazy. There is a great deal of information out there, and being able to use a search engine well, formulating the correct search expressions, in order to solve an issue is definitely a good skill to have!

Which distro and desktop environment are you using?
 
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Hi Hydrurga, and Thank you, Actually i'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS a gnome environment.
 
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Hi Hydrurga, and Thank you, Actually i'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS a gnome environment.
Have you road-tested the new Ubuntu 18.04 yet? You're probably aware that Ubuntu GNOME no longer exists as a 18.04 flavour due to the main Ubuntu distro returning to GNOME from Unity.
 
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Have you road-tested the new Ubuntu 18.04 yet? You're probably aware that Ubuntu GNOME no longer exists as a 18.04 flavour due to the main Ubuntu distro returning to GNOME from Unity.
No,not yet! and it's a news to me that Unity no longer exists, is it related to security issues?
 
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No,not yet! and it's a news to me that Unity no longer exists, is it related to security issues?
No, as far as I am aware, Canonical just didn't want to put the time and resources into maintaining their own desktop environment and therefore decided to return to a modified GNOME environment (which didn't earn them much kudos from those who had become fans of Unity). It's indicative of Canonical giving up on their idea of having the same desktop environment operate effectively the same on all devices, including mobile devices, which was one of the main motivations in the development of Unity.

If you have a search on the internet for Ubuntu Unity GNOME, you can get more information on it, e.g.

https://arstechnica.com/information-...ome-next-year/
 
Old 05-26-2018, 10:49 AM   #7
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Greetings r_smooker. Also consider the DuckDuckGo and StartPage search engines.
 
Old 05-26-2018, 11:06 AM   #8
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No, as far as I am aware, Canonical just didn't want to put the time and resources into maintaining their own desktop environment and therefore decided to return to a modified GNOME environment (which didn't earn them much kudos from those who had become fans of Unity). It's indicative of Canonical giving up on their idea of having the same desktop environment operate effectively the same on all devices, including mobile devices, which was one of the main motivations in the development of Unity.
So their decision is based on market orientations! Profit's diviners Thanks Hydrurga that was very informative. It is nice bumping into someone like you. best of luck see you soon.
 
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So their decision is based on market orientations! Profit's diviners Thanks Hydrurga that was very informative. It is nice bumping into someone like you. best of luck see you soon.
Likewise. However, I've no doubt the Canonical decision makes sense for them. They are a for-profit company and have to manage their resources. Even the very many not-for-profit Linux distros need to manage their resources, including the donations and sponsorships that they receive. That's just life. It's all costs and benefits.

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_desktop, UBPorts say that they will continue development of Unity.

In fact, see here, for example (found by searching for unity desktop 18.04):

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-insta...c-beaver-linux

How long Unity will continue and what level of integration with Ubuntu can be maintained, who is to say, but one of the strengths of Linux is that if there is enough demand, projects can be forked.
 
  


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