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Ubuntu 17.10 Will Have an Always Visible Dock, Wayland Session by Default

It’s no news that Canonical decided to bury its excellent Unity user interface and switch back to a default GNOME desktop environment experience for upcoming Ubuntu releases, and Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) will be the first to offer fans of the popular Linux-based operating system these major changes. And it finally looks like Canonical’s Ubuntu Desktop team now has a clear direction after the GUADEC conference, deciding to make some modifications to the vanilla GNOME desktop environment, such as enabling an always visible dock by default via the widely-used Dash to Dock GNOME Shell extension.