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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by Gone fishing on Tue 26th Oct 2010 01:13 UTC
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Seems to me that Ubuntu had a choice either go with Gnome 3 or Unity they didn't like the direction of Gnome 3 and have chosen Unity. I tried Gnome 3 and didn't like it much, but that was an early work in progress so I'm probably being unfair.

However, the idea of using bars at the side rather than just top and bottom as in the Unity desktop looks like a good idea to me. I and most people have a widescreen and can afford to loose more real-estate from the sides than the top and bottom (although with a 1920x1080 screen it's not a critical problem).

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