Ubuntu – What exactly is Unity?


I still do not understand about Unity, please help me
is it same with Docky?

Best Answer

  • Unity is a replacement for Gnome panel (or Gnome Shell or others), wich are the interfaces seen by the user when he start a session. For example, gnome panel, is actually used by Ubuntu in its desktop version. It's the two panels (top and bottom and top) that you see when you open a session, includung the desktop. Unity consist of the dock on the right, the menu bar on the top, the applications and files menus....(http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=fr&client=ubuntu&channel=fs&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=ubuntu+unity&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=) : Unity is the whole interface of Ubuntu netbook ( and in 11.04 version, of Desktop version too). But beware, Unity doesn't replace Gnome, it just replace the gnome interface. Unity still use most parts of the Gnome project (for the backend, the aplications...)