Unity 8 Won’t Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7

Unity 8 Won’t Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7


Unity 8 is not ready for regular use, but Canonical is improving it all the time. Users need to know that despite all the important changes and improvements announced for the Unity 8, it won’t be terribly different from the current implementation.

One of the things Canonical learned the hard way is the fact that you don’t radically change the desktop environment and hope that you made the right call. The company changed the desktop from GNOME 2 to Unity, for reasons that can be explained at a later date, but the change was too sudden. It didn’t matter that users had some time to get used to Unity before the official launch. Most of them hated Canonical for that decision, and many still do.

A lot of the Ubuntu users are now used to Unity and the way it works. To be fair, the developers have greatly improved the desktop environment over the years, and it’s now pretty much complete. The only thing that Canonical needs right now is to replace Unity 7 with an alien Unity 8 and some users in the community think that it’s going to be a big change.

Then, how big it the change of Unity 8 from Unity 7?


Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Unity-8-Won-t-Be-Very-Visually-Very-Different-from-Unity-7-477711.shtml

Submitted by: Silviu Stahie


  1. The problem with the switch to Unity ran deeper than a simple UI bomb. The more persistent issue was that Unity was still a work in progress. Not as in unstable but in terms of incomplete implementation—many of the features one would consider essential were added over the course of Ubuntu releases and many things like defaults were switched around between releases as well. The incomplete feature set led to many, and still persistent, FUD as well.

    FWIW, I was an Unity fan since it’s netbook-targetted UI days. The above are my observations from my usage and community reactions.

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