I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Wow! This is a huge announcement from Mark Shuttleworth. Personally, I think it’s the right decision and his reasoning is sound, I’m just a little surprised that it took him this long to come to his senses. I hope all my friends and acquaintances at Canonical come out of this OK.
Anyhow, with all reasoning and difficult decision making aside, Ubuntu with GNOME as its default desktop should be totally awesome, I can’t wait.