Ubuntu asks its users about how Gnome and Ubuntu 17.10 have to be

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Canonical's decision to switch desktop in Ubuntu may not cost it its existence but it is certainly bringing a lot of headaches.

If many users harshly criticized the Ubuntu company for the changes and decisions; now, it is the developers who have the floor and who are in the news. Recently the Ubuntu team has released a virtual survey to ask for feedback and ideas on what to do in Gnome and Ubuntu 17.10.

Ubuntu has asked its users for feedback and ideas through this online survey. This has been asked to provide ideas on what the next version of Ubuntu should look like, confirming a little confusion among users.

To increase the controversy even more, a Canonical developer, Ken VanDine, has interviewed OMGUbuntu web. In it he talks about many uncertainties and few concrete things, something that puzzles because there is only 5 months left until the launch of the new version.

The little specific that has been said is that Ubuntu 17.10 will bring Wayland as the default graphical server, that Gnome will not bring all its apps to Ubuntu and that possibly Gnome will not be pure, that is, that Gnome for Ubuntu will bring some additions and patches that Canonical has long created for distribution.

As you can see, the information is few and not conclusive, something alarming for regular Ubuntu users and above all for companies using Ubuntu as the primary operating system.

Surely there will be additions in the distribution, many additions and possibly the version of Gnome used will not be the last stable but two or three previous versions. This does not mean that Ubuntu 17.10 cannot be used, on the contrary, but it does alert many who seek the LTS quality seal of the distribution Do not you think?


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  1.   sunday perez said

    Regarding the indecision of ubuntu with the desktop manager, I wonder.
    Wouldn't it be possible to start the ubuntu installation to be able to choose different desktops?
    For example ubuntu with gnome or with kde or with uniti or with whatever you can think of in a single distribution (I know that there are different colors for ubuntu to do the same) but I say it to unify without having a fixed desktop, at That he like this one because this one, who likes the other one because the other one and not having a zillion distros of the same system with a gazillion different desktops, is an idea, I don't know if it could be unified or not, thank you.

    1.    Gregory ros said

      You just have to have the different environments installed, then you switch sessions and choose the environment you want. The problem is that having all the environments installed loads the system a bit, one adds such a library another which, etc. Also some do not treat each other well. In short, one or two in each installation and taking care that they get along.

  2.   jors said

    something like unity to make the transition smooth

  3.   Jose Angel said

    Let's see, I'm going to tell my experience with Ubuntu. I started with Ubuntu after many bad experiences with Windows and after using Mac. And Ubuntu was the closest thing to using a mac. I started with Unity and I have not stopped using it since then, basically because it works well, and I speak at the user level, without knowing anything about computer science, as I say, computers for fools. Now, that I am studying computer science, I valued Ubuntu more if possible because it gives a very important thing, stability and uniformity. Anyone who accesses a Windows, knows how it works and where everything is, the same with mac, and on a Linux, because that uniformity is appreciated, especially for ordinary users, who simply want something useful and easy to use. The chores and flavors are fine, especially because it allows many people to learn by creating different distributions, but I repeat, the user who neither knows, nor wants, nor needs to know about linux, nor computing, simply needs useful, reliable and friendly. Not all of us should be an engineer to buy and drive a car, or an architect to buy a house.