Canonical Ends Ubuntu Unity Linux Desktop in Favor of GNOME

The dream of a converged Ubuntu Linux desktop user interface environment is no more.

For the last six years, Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distribution has been pitching a convergence vision that included desktop, server, cloud and mobile footprints. The cornerstone of that convergence dream was the Unity desktop environment, which when it first appeared in 2010, was adored by some and hated by others.