So Canonical has decided to “end investment in Unity”, abandoning its plans to make Ubuntu the ultimate “convergence” platform for mobile devices. For some people in the FOSS world, this news came as a surprise – but for others, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Android and iOS completely dominate the mobile space, and Canonical has been doing well in the cloud market, so its convergence offerings looked like a distraction rather than a long-term goal.
But anyway, for our next podcast, we want to hear your thoughts: will you miss Unity? Even if you didn’t use it yourself, did you find it a good starter desktop for new Linux users? And along these lines, do you think Canonical is making the right choice by switching to Gnome as the default Ubuntu desktop going forwards – or would KDE, Xfce, MATE or Cinnamon be better options? Let us know what you think in the comments below and we’ll read out the best in our next recording.