*Official Announcement:* Ubuntu Studio is switching to XFCE.
May 16, 2011, 12:08 (4 Talkback[s])
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"After various discussions, investigation and tinkering the
Ubuntu Studio team have decided to re-base the project on XFCE. The
team simple feel that Unity and GNOME-Shell do not fit our target
audience or intended workflow.
"We will be working toward using a custom UI which will feature
Avant Window Navigator prominently over top of XFCE. As usual, new
art and packages will be introduced as well.
"We will also be working to ensure a smooth upgrade path for
currentGNOME users is possible."