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
"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.'"