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What's coming in Ubuntu's new Unity Linux desktop

Sep 15, 2011, 12:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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

"According to Canonical founder, Mark Shuttleworth the next version of Unity, which is due out in October, 'Our goal with Unity is unprecedented ease of use, visual style and performance on the Linux desktop.'

"In a recent blog posting on Dash, Ubuntu Unity 11.10, Shuttleworth talked about the biggest changes form Ubuntu 11.04. In Dash. 'Places,' Web servers, file servers, and directories will be handled by Scopes and Lenses. 'Scopes are data sources, and can tap into any online or off-line data set as long as they can generate categorized results for a search, describe a set of filters and support some standard interfaces. Lenses are various ways to present the data that come from Scopes.'"

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