Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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Just some thoughts
by stardogchamp on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:25 UTC
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I haven't tried Unity and I haven't tried Gnome Shell, but I'll make sure to do so when they are both ready.

On one hand, I love the ease of use of Ubuntu, but on the other hand I sometimes feel they tend to oversimplify things. The huge repositories definitely are a plus.

With such big changes going on for 11.04, I fear it's going to be a mess to upgrade from 10.10. So if I'm going for a clean install anyway, I'll probably end up trying 5+ distros again before I set my mind on one to use for the next semester or so. Maybe this time I'll finally switch to OpenSuse or Fedora, or I might just bite the bullet and set up Arch.

My problem with this situation is that I like a tightly integrated desktop, and if you decide against the 'standard' in Ubuntu, you're mostly out of luck (e.g. Kubuntu, although I haven't tried it in a while). So I guess I'm just wondering what will happen if I don't like Unity.

Edited 2010-10-25 21:30 UTC

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