Canonical pulls the plug on Kubuntu

Thomas K Gamble tkg at lanl.gov
Tue Feb 7 14:27:50 UTC 2012


According to Ubuntu Counter (assuming theire stats are a reasonably accurate 
representation)

http://ubuntucounter.geekosophical.net/

Kubuntu only accounts for 2% of the various Ubuntu flavor installs.

Rather surprising, imho.

On Tuesday, February 07, 2012 07:55:53 AM Billie Walsh wrote:
> On 02/07/2012 06:16 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> > Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Today I bring the disappointing news that Canonical will no longer be
> > funding my work on Kubuntu after 12.04. Canonical wants to treat
> > Kubuntu in the same way as the other community flavors such as
> > Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu, and support the projects with
> > infrastructure. This is a big challenge to Kubuntu of course and KDE
> > as well.
> > 
> > 
> > http://lwn.net/Articles/479710/
> 
> Reading down through the comments at the bottom of the article I think I
> can agree with several of the comments. I don't claim to be any sort of
> expert on the politics and inner workings of Canonical, but it has
> always sort of seemed to me that Canonical has treated Kubuntu as a "red
> headed step-child". They put it out there and didn't commit to it as
> fully as they should if they were really serious about it.
-- 
Thomas K. Gamble
Research Technologist, System/Network Administrator
Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering (C-CDE)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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