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— Show Notes: — — The Cliff Notes — Ubuntu Unity is Dead: Desktop will switch back to Gnome next year Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops, Canonical is giving up on the project and will switch the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME next year. Canonical is also ending development of Ubuntu software for phones and tablets, spelling doom for the goal of creating a converged experience with phones acting as desktops when docked with the right equipment. Staff, Projects, Shed as Ubuntu Maker Tries to Lure Investors On Wednesday, we reported that Ubuntu is killing off its never-delivered Unity 8 technology and switching back to GNOME for its desktop user interface. Today, The Reg has learned that Canonical has axed more than half the team who worked on Unity – which was an effort to build a single Ubuntu UI spanning phones, tablets, PCs and other devices. Those Unity staffers who couldn't be found suitable jobs elsewhere in the open-source shop are being let go. Jobs are…