Red Hat and Fedora Teams Welcome Ubuntu to GNOME and Wayland with Open Arms

As you very well know, the entire Linux community was shocked at recent announcement made by Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth that the development of the Unity 8 user interface and Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system will stop, effective immediately, along with the company’s Convergence vision to make the Ubuntu OS work the same on mobile and desktop.

For some time now, we were all very much aware of the fact that Unity 8 doesn’t have a future, but probably the only thing that shocked everyone is the fact that Canonical is completely dropping the Unity desktop, announcing that the next LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu Linux (i.e. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) will be shipping with the GNOME desktop environment.