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News Canonical abandons Unity, Mir, Ubuntu Touch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 6 Apr 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. lacuna

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    It was an interesting idea but destined to fail. Even Microsoft have failed to compete with android and iOS so It's pretty unlikely that this would have achieved sufficient market share to sustain itself.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Seems like it's the season for companies announcing 'we cocked that one up didn't we?'
     
  4. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Maybe the Trump, Putin, Brexit, etc, etc (etc...) effect? These seem like good times to bury bad news:

    "Oh no, a company designed software that was rubbish and/or compromised my privacy in some way... Oh wait, never mind, I just heard we're on the brink of war with Spain."
     
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  5. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I guess the one big advantage to this all being open source is that if there is a way to make it work, someone will probably mess with it until they find it, and if there isn't then it's less likely to be completely lost until the hardware catches up.
     
  6. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame this didn't gain traction. I believe they had the right idea with Unity, convergence and Mir.
     

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