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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Hope this clarifies
by snadrus on Thu 28th Oct 2010 00:35 UTC
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Key: DE = shell + Window Mgr + Display Server

gnome3 =
gnome3 +
Mutter +
...A way off the dangerous XOrg, 2D capable WM

u11.04 =
unity +
compiz +
...Unity req 3D*. NVidia is bin-only

u10.10 =
gnome2 +
compiz +
...Has Meticity WM for 2D driver fallback

All use the "latest" GTK+ libs for their time.
*3D can be accomplished with 2D drivers with LLVM-Pipe, however slowly.
Wayland requires toolkit-side rendering which is the expected implementation for Windicators.

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