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Ubuntu 17.10 Review: A Little Slow While Booting (Compared to 17.04) But Quite Stable

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system comes with a major change, it no longer includes Ubuntu’s Unity desktop shell as it has been replaced with Gnome 3 (3.26.1 to be precise). There are many reasons behind this, but the most obvious one is that Ubuntu has failed to get its ideas accepted into the GNU community.

To their credit, over the years, Ubuntu developers have come up with fresh ideas that’re worthwhile (Upstart, Mir, Snappy etc). It is just that ideas along isn’t always enough to change a community, especially if one desire to make a fundamental shift, which is what Mark (Shuttleworth) always wanted, whether he wants to admit it or not, and in such a context, one also requires a wide acceptance of the structure that lies beneath those ideas. In other words, in my opinion, through its (Ubuntu) influence over Upstart, Mir, Snappy etc, Mark was bringing in into the GNU community the idea of the importance of the individual, rather than the idea of the importance of the community over the individual (this is an idea that has been implanted by the Catholic way of thinking since the days of Christ, which has been under heavy attack ever since the late 15th century…