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Canonical Founder Mark Shuttleworth to Return as CEO, Jane Silber Stepping Down

The news shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth shocked the Linux community last week when he announced that all development of the Unity 8 user interface that’s being used on Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices would be stopped, and that Ubuntu Linux will switch to the GNOME desktop environment next year. While some might take this news as a sign that it’s time to leave Ubuntu, you shouldn’t. Ubuntu is and will remain a very active project with a strong community, as well as one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions, no matter who’s CEO of Canonical. However, with Mark Shuttleworth returning to his role, we should see a lot of changes and features added to the operating system loved by millions.