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Ubuntu Developer Shares His Thoughts on the Unity to GNOME Shell Transition

As you are aware, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth decided to stop the development of the Unity 8 desktop environment, along with the company’s Ubuntu Phone/Tablet and Convergence visions, as well as to no longer support its Unity 7 interface in future Ubuntu releases. That’s why they are replacing Unity with GNOME Shell for the next major release of the operating system, Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), due on October 19, 2017. It’s a big task, especially that they want to respect the design decisions of the GNOME Project over their GNOME Shell interface, but also offer users a user experience that tries to resemble the one used in previous Ubuntu versions.