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Ubuntu 11.10 Beta and Unity: Mixed Verdict

Sep 15, 2011, 02:00 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Our goal with Unity is unprecedented ease of use, visual style and performance on the Linux desktop," Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth wrote in his blog last month.

That statement can also stand as a summary of the goals for Ubuntu 11.10 (better known as Oneiric Ocelot). Judging from the beta released last week, Ocelot promises to be a release that, so far as users are concerned, is less about innovation than about perfecting interfaces -- mainly the Unity desktop, but also one or two other applications.

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