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The new Linux Desktop: Ubuntu's Unity

Nov 09, 2010, 14:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The Linux desktop has been around for more than a decade now. Despite its best efforts, and Microsoft's dumbest mis-steps--I'm looking at you Vista--it's never owned more than a fraction of the market. Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company plans on changing that with its Unity desktop.

"The more I look at Unity, the more I see Ubuntu taking a radical new approach to the Linux desktop. As my friend Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier observed, "Look at the Ubuntu.com site and you'll notice - there's nary a mention of Linux or GNOME on the front page or on several of the "About" pages. The company and project are pursuing branding that doesn't even mention the Linux heritage of the project."

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