It’s been a good season since we last talked about Chromixium, where we wonder if it could be the future of Ubuntu and its flavors. For those unfamiliar with it, Chromixium is an operating system written from scratch and designed to look like Chrome OS.
The latest news that came to us from Chromixum was that its developers were working hard on it get to Chromixium 2.0 as soon as possible, Which was supposed to be a better designed and more stylish interface, as well as an updated base, as the previous version -Chromixium 1.5- was based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
However, in the meantime it looks like Google’s legal team has asked the Chromixium team to stop using the name. The reasons for this are that certain rights are violated copyright and trademarks, although Google does not use that name in any of its projects.
That’s why the developers of Chromixium have decided to give in, as published in a ad on your website. From now on this distribution will be known as Cub Linux. In the words of those responsible we can read the following:
We decided not to risk enduring Google’s power (well, Google’s money) in court, and after very constructive exchanges with Google’s trademark attorney, we came to the agreement that Chromixium would stop be used as a trademark on April 1, 2016. This includes this domain, GitHub, Chromixium social media accounts including Google+ and YouTube.
Cub Linux 1.0 will be based on Ubuntu 16.04
The developers of Cub Linux have explained in statements on Softpedia the why of this new name. It is basically a combination of Chromium and Ubuntu, as they will not hide or shy away from their roots in the GNU / Linux community. To finish spinning even thinner, the name Cub Linux has been registered as a trademark with the Linux Foundation.
However, for Chromixium OS 1.5 users there is good news, as they will still receive support until the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is finished. On the other hand, developers recommend wait for the release of Cub Linux 1.0 in April, Which will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.