RIP - Losing Canonical's convergence

When it was introduced the linux kernel In the early 90s, few were interested in it, much less in creating projects based on it. In that decade the first distributions began to be born that were still seen as rare and only used by a handful of users. But it was at this time that the major distributions, such as Slackware, Debian, etc., also began to forge. Although they were intended only for some advanced users ...

Little by little more were born and each time they offered better usability and ease of use to reach more users. Red Hat was the first giant that offered to base its flagship product on that exotic kernel, or rather, they were the pioneers who relied on free software and Linux to become giants. But it was not until the founding of Canonical, with Mark Shuttleworth at the helm, back in 2004, when Linux began to be an operating system for everyone, bringing Linux to the masses. You will remember that slogan «Ubuntu: Linux for humans«. Well yes, they managed to convert Debian in a simple distribution with pretty intense work from all developers. But it would be in 2010 when they presented their flagship product, when they released their own graphical environment, Unity, which was based on GNOME to give it a more modern and simple view, bringing it closer to the beautiful designs that we can see in Apple's MacOS. This dream crashed when they announced that they would leave the development of Unity, and therefore Ubuntu with this environment ...

And with that dream, the long-awaited convergence also left, competing with giants like Google and Microsoft, but finally surrendering in the battle. Why after all the ideas and success did they quit? The answer is simple, they want to continue being pioneers, but now they are looking at other emerging markets, they want to lead the market IoT and also that of computing for connected cars. The automotive industry and the Internet of Things will be the new chosen to continue innovating by Canonical.


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  1.   Pepe Thunder said

    And go ahead with UBUNTU ... LINUX is not UBUNTU brother, LINUX is a community in which we can enjoy any number of DISTRIES based on the same ecosystem ... This seems rhetorical and even a broken record, but enough of segmenting a bOperative System for convenience that for the rest is versatile and even unique in its style

    1.    DebianPowaaaaaa said

      Baby, some of us used bsd, xenix, and sunOs before Linux was known, and long before the plague of enlightened Latinos who have no idea of ​​professional computing and go from enlightened and Taliban prophets for life.

      1.    manuel said

        the Latin thing you have left over

  2.   Carlos said

    I am Latino with some other indigenous branch and DebianPowaaaaaa is right. Youtube is full of Latin tutorials with English surname names dan asssssco