Canonical Seeks Even More Independence for Ubuntu Linux
Posted on: 02/04/2014 12:13 PM

Developers of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux plan to replace the Nautilus file browser with their own app, making Ubuntu even less dependent on GNOME and other third-party development efforts

Canonical Seeks Even More Independence for Ubuntu Linux

From The VAR Guy:
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux already does many things differently from other leading open source operating systems. And it may soon diverge in yet another respect, with Ubuntu developers in the midst of discussions over replacing Nautilus—the file browser that has long been a core part of many Linux distributions—with something home-grown.

First, some background: Nautilus is part of GNOME, one of the open source community's biggest software projects. The GNOME desktop environment provided the interface for the desktop version of Ubuntu from Ubuntu's launch in 2004 up until April 2011, when Canonical replaced it with Unity, a new type of interface it developed itself—partially as an effort to forge a common Ubuntu interface that would work equally well on desktops, tablets and phones.

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