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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RE: Comment by darai
by bornagainenguin on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by darai"
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darai posted...

Unity does match up to Shuttleworth's idea of "Windictors" in a way.

Ahh yes, Shuttleworth's Windicators. I was wondering when someone would bring those up. I posted this as a part of my guide on installing Lucid on my eeepc, because the description of Windicators reminded me of an old theme in the Win9x days:

As I posted there:

Hey Mark, here's a clue—this type of thing was tried by almost everyone back in the early days of GUI skinning and there's a reason why it didn't make it as a default theme anywhere, and that's because it sucks as a work environment! But hey if you really want to go back to 1998, it's your dime...

Myself, I'm waiting for the next release of Debian to see if it looks like a good stepping off point to get off the trainwreck that is becoming Ubuntu...


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