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 Adurbe on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:10 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

This will really distinguish ubuntu from other desktops (win, mac android)

Let's see if its make or break

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by Darai on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:25 in reply to "bold!"
Darai Member since:
2009-09-09

Agreed.

I've tried out Unity for a few days now, and I've come to love the concept and design. Sure, it's still a bit buggy (like the overlay gets buggy, and suspension issues, and when changing themes, when a window is maximized it still has Ambiance theme buttons and all it still has the sluggish performance) it needs lots of work done, but I can see each release getting better.

That and I'm hoping that the dock is a lot more customizable.

Edited 2010-10-25 19:32 UTC

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by Adurbe on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:25 in reply to "RE: bold!"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

You are exactly right. Its currently good, but need that final polish. This is something I think Ubuntu will now give it as it has put its (open) dev muscle behind it.

Its interesting that the windows 95/Mac os7 GUI layout is only now starting to be replaced. Users are FAR more open to different GUIs (assuming they are intuitive) than anytime in the last decade. In large part I think this is thanks to smartphones.

Maybe we are back into the age of OS wars?

p.s. I Know we arnt, but you cant blame a guy for dreaming!

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RE: bold!
by fanboi_fanboi on Tue 26th Oct 2010 20:01 in reply to "bold!"
fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

Oh, it's "make" definitely. 2010 is the "Year of the Linux Desktop"

http://tmrepository.com/trademarks/yearoflinuxdesktop/

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