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Does anyone know if Canonical will ever release Ubuntu with more then one (Unity, which is currently official) desktop environment like Linux Mint does (Cinnamon,MATE,Xfce)?

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Alvar, karel, Eric Carvalho, Mitch, falconer Jan 27 '14 at 8:57

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

That's what Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME are for... You need to consider that Canonical has limited manpower, the "flavors" are maintained by the community (sponsored by Canonical, yes) and that's awesome. (But who knows what's in the future ;) – edwin Jan 27 '14 at 0:23
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This question would be best answered by someone from Canonical but till then ...

Canonical's focus seems to be on "convergence": having as close to the same experience across form factors. This is a technically challenging task.

You can read more here:

This is not to say that it isn't possible to offer several official flavors across devices but I wouldn't bet on it.

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