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One Ubuntu: Canonical Simplifies Product Branding

Ever wonder why Ubuntu Desktop Edition is named such, despite the fact that it runs perfectly well on plenty of non-desktop hardware? I do, at least. Luckily, Canonical has promised to simplify things in the upcoming 11.04 release by amalgamating the different faces of Ubuntu into one flavor to rule them all. Here’s the how, plus the why.

First, though, lest we engender hysteria within the KDE/Xfce/LXDE communities, we should make clear that there are no plans to ax Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu or any other official or non-official Ubuntu spinoffs. Those are all sticking around as the sister-projects or third-party “remixes” of Ubuntu that they currently are.

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