Ubuntu 17.10 Daily Builds Now Shipping with the GNOME Desktop Instead of Unity

While updating our Ubuntu 17.10 testing machine, we couldn’t help but notice that many GNOME packages have been installed, so after a restart we’ve discovered that the Unity desktop environment was replaced with a GNOME session, though a GNOME on Wayland session is also available from the LightDM login manager. We’ve also downloaded the latest Ubuntu 17.10 daily build ISO images to see if GNOME has become the default desktop environment or not, because, if memory recalls, the Alpha 2 milestone was the target for public testing of Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME as default desktop instead of Unity. And guess what?