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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It was inevitable.
by Quake on Tue 26th Oct 2010 16:06 UTC
Quake
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2005-10-14

It was inevitable but true. Mark Shuttleworth hired some good designers over the years and I'm sure they were frustrated with where Gnome 3.0 was going.

This will give them complete control about the look and feel of Ubuntu and respond to people's feedback because as I've seen, they're much more proactive than the Gnome Foundation.

Sometimes, you must start a "revolution" in order for stuff to change. Gnome is stuck in a server and work mentality era. Therefore, I will give Mark Shuttleworth the benefit of the doubt before judging Unity.

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RE: It was inevitable.
by werterr on Tue 26th Oct 2010 20:09 in reply to "It was inevitable."
werterr Member since:
2006-10-03

I hope these good designers can design a decent looking skin someday soon ;)

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