Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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RE[2]: Wow
by cdude on Sun 16th Jan 2011 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow"
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Well, the 2D is already way faster. Also 2D does profit from 3D thansk to QML and QGraphicsview plus QML allows way greater customizing. The only thing missing in 2D are the compiz-like 3D-effects but then you can still add compiz on top of the 2D unity or maybe even switch the WM to e.g. KWin. Such a combination would rock the house.

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