I’ve just released the first stable build of Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04 on popular demand. I’m glad that it has been very well received by the Ubuntu community which had been anxiously waiting for the return of Unity7. It would be great to get this good news to other Unity7 lovers out there through your esteemed news portal.
Ubuntu Unity Remix is a new Linux distribution that utilizes the very popular and beautiful Unity7 desktop environment on top of the Ubuntu code base. Its first stable release is based on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. I, Rudra B. Saraswat, am the creator and lead developer for this project. I’m also the creator of Krob Linux (KDE for Raspberry Pi), which you can find at kroblinuxenterprise.xyz. Please note that Ubuntu Unity Remix is not an official flavor of Ubuntu. I’ve applied for flavorship and my application is under process. The first stable release of Ubuntu Unity Remix uses the Ubiquity installer from Ubuntu. It brings in GDM3, rather than LightDM, which Unity used in the past. It supports EFI and UEFI and only comes with 64-bit support. You’ll get your regular goodies like LibreOffice, Firefox and some GNOME software and games. You can of course install more applications as per your need.
The first stable build of Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04 can be downloaded from:
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tjJ3jVSNZlT1_g4hnQJZg_jbbkUKtt2n/view?usp=sharing
For more information, please visit https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu-unity-remix-20-04/ or visit our Telegram Channels at: t.me/ubuntuunityannouncements and t.me/ubuntuunitydiscuss. The website would be coming up soon.
Please note that no bugs have been reported so far by the community after 2 days of using the distro, although I’ve been flooded with new feature requests which I’ll be including in 20.10. Alan Pope (@popey on Ubuntu Discourse) himself has tested it and has given a shoutout to the project.
I have a few improvements planned for the next build. It will be including a newer version of the Linux Kernel, instead of using Kernel 5.4. It will also include unity-tweak-tool, and more improvements. Besides this, I’m continuously getting feature requests that I would probably be including in my next build.
Please let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Ubuntu Discourse at https://discourse.ubuntu.com/u/rs2009.
Thanks for your help.
Rudra B. Saraswat