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Why Is Ubuntu's Unity Squeezing out GNOME 3?

Apr 25, 2011, 22:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

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"One fact that ought to be made clear from the start is that in the name of Ubuntu seeking to make Unity their default desktop experience, the development team has indeed locked some users into a singular desktop experience. 'But Matt, that's nonsense! Users can install any desktop they choose! Besides, if they want GNOME 3 instead, users can just add the PPA repository for it!'

"The above statement is what I feel makes this entire thing surrounding Unity so amusing. In the Ubuntu development team's desire to make Ubuntu more 'accessible,' they're actually assuming new users even realize other desktop environments are possible.

"Newsflash – most of the newer users I encounter have no idea that another desktop is even an option."

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