Alternatives to Unity for all platforms with any license

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  • GNOME icon

    GNOME

    The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    Xfce

    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    KDE

    KDE is an international technology team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDEs products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    MATE

    MATE is a fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    LXDE

    The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Docky icon

    Docky

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop...

    Open Source Linux

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    LXQt

    LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Enlightenment icon

    Enlightenment

    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    ObjectDock

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to have...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Budgie icon

    Budgie

    Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus OS and is part of the Solus Project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.

    Open Source Linux

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    Avant Window Navigator

    Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of...

    Open Source Linux

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    Lumina Desktop Environment

    Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on PC-BSD, and is being packaged for...

    Open Source Linux BSD PC-BSD

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    MadAppLauncher

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several different features such as QWERTY...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.0.0, released on March 26, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

Unity Comments

I hate it

Negative Comment by LukaD
about Unity May 2012

It's the worst user interface I have ever seen.

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Unity - OS X dock bar wannabe

Negative Comment by chairmanlaomao
about Unity and KDE Jan 2012

OK Unity looks like a rip-off of OS X dockbar (except that it's on the left) and the one global menu implementation is just so poor I switched to Kubuntu. I just saw the HUD demo that they're about to release in v12.04 LTS and almost puked.

But it's a free GNU/GPL software, so if you have the time, just fork it.

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