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Ubuntu are dropping Unity

Comment by JohnFastman
about Unity and GTK+, Qt, Ubuntu · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam


  • failed to unite (mobile, desktop...)
  • attracted ridicule for being ugly
  • wasn't adopted by any major distros beyond Ubuntu.

Now, it is being abanded by Canonical (Ubuntu's creators). Future Ubuntu versions will ship with the Gnome desktop. This has some other elements to it:

  • Unity was moving towards Qt; Gnome is firmly in the GTK world.
  • Gnome is likely to benefit as more people use it again. Which is a good thing, as more resources go again into a viable/popular Plasma alternative.

Sorry, for posting here, but how do I create a new post? I need to ask for advice re: word processors, but I can't find a way to create a new post.

Once you are logged into your account, use the search function (top right) to find the app you are interested in, e.g. "Libre Office". You will then be taken to the page of the app you are interested in. Three tabs are present under the description of the app: Alternatives (which you will be on by default), Comments and Reviews. My guess is you should click on Comment. Then on the right there should be a button called "Post a Comment".

Thanks for the helpful review, something I've been a bit passionate about myself. I used to use Ubuntu until the Unity interface came along. I moved to Small elementary OS iconelementary OS (realizing it's an Ubuntu derivative too) shortly afterward, which reflected the type of uncluttered desktop I always wanted (a more Mac-like workspace really). I hope the move back to Gnome will mark a return to a less cluttered workspace as well.

Comment by Guest
about Unity · Apr 2017 · Report as spam

Perfect for laptops! The interface uses screen sizes brilliantly!