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What's really going on with Ubuntu Unity

Oct 27, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Rosenberg)

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"As Debian is to Ubuntu, so GNOME is to Unity. What do I mean by that? Well, once upon a time there was an operating system called Debian. It was, and is, a powerful version of Linux. Outside of the Linux community, though, almost no one had ever heard of it. Then Ubuntu came along, built its own easy-to-use distribution on top of Debian, and now it's arguably the most popular Linux in the world.

"Yesterday, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced at the Ubuntu Developer Summit that Ubuntu was switching its default desktop from GNOME to Unity, a GNOME-based shell interface. Guess what he hopes will happen?

"If you answered, create a desktop interface that will bring millions more desktop users to Ubuntu, congratulations, you win a prize"

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