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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Wait and see
by tuaris on Tue 26th Oct 2010 01:12 UTC
tuaris
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I believe Unity is more than what is currently seen on Netbook version of Ubuntu.

From what I can gather, "Unity" is a set of components that make up the environment. Many of which are already running on top of GNOME on the Ubuntu desktop version.

If Unity were to be further extended with it's own window manager, file manager, system tools, etc.., it would behave more like a full desktop and Ubuntu could really have a something here. It seems this is the direction they are heading.

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