Canonical also supports UBPorts

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Canonical has confirmed the closure of its Unity 8 and Ubuntu Phone related projects over a year ago. In addition to the discontent of many users, many developers claimed to create forks of these projects and continue with them without the support of Canonical and Ubuntu. But, a year later, only one project stands out for its results. This project sIt is called UBPorts, which we all already know and there is no doubt that we will continue to know and listening in the future.

Recently, Canonical has decided to donate to the UBPorts project various devices that originally had Ubuntu Touch or Ubuntu Phone. This donation is made in order for UBports to continue the development of Ubuntu Phone and applications.

But it is not the only thing we have known about UBPorts. A developer of UBports has managed to port Moto G 2014 and can already have Ubuntu Phone as an operating system, an operating system that works properly on the device and with all its operating hardware. The installation method has been published in XDA-Forums, the largest English-speaking portal on smartphones and software related to mobile devices.

But not only from the smartphone lives a project. UBPorts recently commissioned the Unity 8 fork , after Yunit's hiatus and a stable version of the famous desktop has recently been launched. In order to install this version of Unity 8 we have to open the terminal and write the following:

bash <(curl -s

This will install Unity 8 but we have to say that this version, despite being functional, not yet compatible with common applications, which are written with X11 libraries, although it is a good demonstration of what Unity 8 can be or will be. So, UBPorts is gradually becoming a project important to many users who continue to own and use Ubuntu related projects, something indirectly recognized by Canonical.

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