Unity 7 will continue to be in Ubuntu according to Mark Shuttleworth

The news about the change of course in Ubuntu has been and is perhaps the news of the year within the Gnu / Linux World. So much so that the charismatic leader of the distribution has had to clarify many doubts that the Ubuntu Community had about the new changes.

Doubts about what will happen to Unity 7 or what the change will look like for users using Unity 7 on an LTS distribution. Questions that have been answered leaving headlines at least curious.

Most striking of all is the fact that Unity as a desktop will continue to be present in Ubuntu repositories, although it won't be the default desktop of the distribution. This will allow users who do not want to switch desktops from doing so, but Unity 7 will no longer have major updates or changes.

Although Unity 8 will not reach our computers, we can continue to use Unity 7

Shuttleworth has clarified that Ubuntu 16.04 users will change their desktop with the next Ubuntu LTS version, but in Ubuntu (and Canonical) they are working to make the process as less traumatic as possible, being clean and without problems for the user.

The graphical server Mir will still be on Ubuntu, but its development slows down, already admitting the arrival of Wayland, a graphical server that has been chosen by many users, distributions and official flavors of Ubuntu.

And although there are still many unknowns about Ubuntu's new direction, the truth is that many users will reassure themselves knowing that their beloved Unity will continue to be present and as an option for users who do not want to use Gnome Shell. In any case, until we test future versions we will not be able to decide on these Ubuntu decisions, although the truth is that Unity 7 came to conquer the desktops of many computers or maybe not?


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  1.   marmaduke said

    The most incredible thing is that the community warned him; "We don't like unity." This waste of time and effort is disastrous for Linux, all this potential could have been exploited in Gnome Shel from the beginning. I hope that Canonical at least develops good extensions and empowers Nautilus in some way.

  2.   leoramirez59 said

    I think Unity is going to evolve towards something else, sometimes things end up taking a different direction than thought

  3.   jorss said

    if I manage to conquer many desktops on computers around the world

  4.   zilog said

    I switched to Mate as soon as they got gnome support and gnome shell seemed very heavy and similar to unity.
    MATE IS A GNOME GTK2 FORK BUT MODERN.