Canonical pulls the plug on Kubuntu

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Tue Feb 7 18:05:48 UTC 2012

> I am sorry to say that I can't help but see a very nasty move from
> Canonical here. The timing speaks for itself, after including Kubuntu as
> a full citizen with a LTS release, Canonical "pulls the plug" few weeks
> before it's actually out.

The subject line here is misleading, "pulls the plug" isn't entirely
right, it won't get the same resources but it can still continue with
the same resouces canonical gives to other community flavours.

>What happened for them to suddenly realize
> they couldn't afford to keep one developer on Kubuntu ?

It's rational business sense not to spend money on something that
isn't making money.

> In any case I am sticking with Kubuntu which is becoming better with
> every release, and all my friends and family will be shifting from
> Ubuntu to Kubuntu with the coming LTS release.

Great :)


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