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The Desktop Faces Of Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1

Dec 03, 2010, 07:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 is set to be released today and many of you have been wondering what Canonical's Unity desktop will look like in this forthcoming release codenamed Natty Narwhal. I, for one, have been quite interested based upon the terrible Unity experience in Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook, so I fired up the latest Ubuntu Natty daily LiveCD released this morning. Here are some screenshots of the new Ubuntu Unity desktop as it stands in Natty Alpha 1 along with screenshots of Natty's classic GNOME desktop.

"Unity is the default desktop shell in Ubuntu 11.04 on supported systems, which right now basically comes down to systems that are backed by open-source drivers with 3D acceleration support for the default Compiz compositing window manager. For Ubuntu 11.04 this basically means those with Intel i915 IGPs or newer, most all ATI Radeon graphics processors except for the newest Radeon HD 6000 series, and potentially most NVIDIA graphics cards"

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