While we’re on the topic of Ubuntu… let’s talk about Ubuntu GNOME. When Ubuntu was first released back in 2004, it used GNOME (then 2.x). And, during Ubuntu’s meteoric rise to consumer desktop Linux dominance, GNOME was the primary user interface. If Ubuntu is pulling away from the mobile space, it seems logical to also pull resources away from working on the Unity interface – which was first developed as an alternative user interface for netbooks. If this were to happen, and I’m not 100% convinced that it will (though it makes logical sense), Ubuntu GNOME is positioned in a uniquely good position to become the primary version of Ubuntu.