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Canonical on Path to IPO as Ubuntu Unity Linux Desktop Ends

Oct 20, 2017, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Back in October 2010 Mark Shuttlework founder of Ubuntu and CEO of Canonical Inc announced his grand plan and dream to build a converged desktop that would work on mobile, desktops  and even TVs. He called the effort Unity and poured significant financial resources into it.

Now in 2017, the Unity dream is dead.  On Oct. 19, the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system debuted as the first Ubuntu Linux release since (year) that didn't use Unity as the default.

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