When Canon Square founder Mark Shuttleworth announced no longer continue to develop Unity 8 desktop environment, no doubt in the entire Linux community caused an uproar, and produced a series of chain reaction. Unity 8 was Canonical's latest desktop environment, while Ubuntu's desktop and mobile side to create a unified and efficient interactive experience. But for various reasons Unity development progress is very slow, at the same time Ubuntu community users for Unity 8 interest and did not imagine so much. Many people feel that although the performance in the mobile side is good, but the desktop is not very friendly, let alone can not run on some hardware.
In short, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth's decision is to completely abandon Unity as Ubuntu's default desktop environment, and Unity 8 development progress has been stopped. In this way, since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, GNOME will be the default desktop environment.
Mark Shuttleworth announced to switch to Ubuntu GNOME as the default flavor, then the recent all consumer advice is the latest: "When Ubuntu switch to GNOME desktop environment, the future Ubuntu GNOME will make what kind of adjustment? & Rdquo;
Mark Shuttleworth wrote on Google+ today:
The Canonical desktop team will help the Ubuntu GNOM team continue to explore the GNOME experience. We will be for the Ubuntu GNOME team to provide help, and there will be no differences or competitive form. Although I still strongly agree with Unity's design philosophy, but I think the future we should have a high respect for GNOME, GNOME will continue to convey things to explain.
There are users will have questions: "1" Unity 7 user interface will be how to deal with the future? Will it disappear forever? "I would also like to know the answer to this question, Mark Shuttleworth said that everyone is still able to install the Unity 7 installation package through the library. Although it is no longer the default desktop, but users can still use the Synaptic Package Manager and other tools to install.