View Full Version : Ubuntu saying goodbye to Gnome ?

26-10-2010, 09:40 PM
"...Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and the company behind it, Canonical, surprised the hundreds of Ubuntu programmers at the Ubuntu Developers Summit when he announced that in the next release of the popular Linux operating system, Ubuntu 11.04, Unity would become the default desktop interface...."


26-10-2010, 09:49 PM
Ah, not quite...
It's only the Metacity window manager that Unity replaces.

26-10-2010, 10:42 PM
Still, it's an interesting move either way :D

27-10-2010, 12:38 AM
Indeed, gnome-shell seems to be not the way they want to go.
There will still be a whole-lotta-gnome there for some time yet though.

... surprised the hundreds of Ubuntu programmers ... when he announced...

Sounds less community, more corporate with every release.

27-10-2010, 07:15 AM
It's both.

When you're the one who owns a company that's footing the support / development bill, you get a little bit of leeway to do what you want ;)