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Fedora and openSUSE Linux stall on Unity efforts

Katherine Noyes | Feb. 18, 2011
Canonical made quite a splash last fall when it announced that the Unity interface used in its Ubuntu Netbook Edition would become the default interface in the Linux distribution's desktop version as well beginning with version 11.04, or Natty Narwhal.

Both developers did welcome the involvement of others interested in the effort, and Marques said he'd look into it again later, "once there's an official Compiz release from the branch that is required for Unity."

In the meantime, however, it looks like Natty Narwhal--the final version of which is expected to be released in late April--will be the only one with Unity enabled by default, at least for the near future.

Unity can now be seen in the second alpha version of Natty, which is now available for download on the Ubuntu site. A video on YouTube demonstrates the release in action. If you've checked the new interface out, please share your impressions in the comments.


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