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Ubuntu's vision for its Unity interface

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Ubuntu's ambitions don't stop with moving some window buttons and making everything purple – the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Belgium saw the announcement of Unity, a completely new desktop interface aimed at instant-on computing.

What's got us really excited is that fact that the creator of the fantastic Gnome Do, David Siegel, is working with the design team. Naturally, we wanted to find out some more…

Linux Format: How did you get into open source?

David Siegel: I had to build a Unix shell and Unix-like kernel for a university course on operating system design. After running into incompatibilities between system calls on Mac OS X and the Linux-powered lab computers, I installed Ubuntu on my Mac to align my development environment with that of the lab computers.

At the end of the project, I remember thinking: "This Ubuntu thing has everything I need, maybe I should stick with it."

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Not right

I still don't think it is right for Ubuntu to use the Unity name for their netbook interface when there is a Unity-Linux.

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