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Ubuntu dropping Unity desktop in favour of GNOME

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Canonical has decided to give up on its hope to bring about convergence across all types of devices and has announced it will move to GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04. Canonical will now focus on IoT and cloud.
In a shock move, Mark Shuttleworth, the former CEO of Canonical announced that as of Ubuntu 18.04 the operating system would come with GNOME by default. Ubuntu moved to its own Unity desktop environment back in 2011 and was due to release Unity8 which would bring convergence across all form factors.

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