Ubuntu is still the first distro that is recommended to window users. I am seeing a lot more conversions after the windows 10 forced upgrade fiasco. My sister, bought a new labtop at a brick and mortar store she got the lowend product at 500-600 and now the labtop cant even do more than one thing at a time on windows 10 since its so boated. I try to help her, but, she isn't open to my advice.>>36220
All good questions from the article.>A little existential this one, but what is Ubuntu without the Unity desktop? >What does it look like? >Who is it for? >What’s it trying to do?
>“In the community, our efforts were seen fragmentation not innovation. And industry has not rallied to the possibility, instead taking a ‘better the devil you know’ approach to those form factors, or investing in home-grown platforms. What the Unity8 team has delivered so far is beautiful, usable and solid, but I respect that markets, and community, ultimately decide which products grow and which disappear.”
That open source phone market is so hard to get into, it seems that they realized ubuntu phone wasn't going to happen and then figured might as well cut development costs for a product that only brings marginal if any gains to the desktop platform since its no longer going to be used for phones anymore.
Ubuntu seems like they should reread unix philosophy, and get back to building one product that does one job really really well, instead of trying to cross development complicated suites that are mediocre and hard to maintain and develop.
What is their core product? New converts from Windows. That is what makes Ubuntu, Ubuntu, making that transition as smooth as possible.