Ubuntu, Natty and Unity
I have to confess, after I heard I found out we where shipping Unity in Ubuntu by default I was nervous. I've been using Unity while enjoying a long weekend I've spent the last few days using it a lot, and my feeling towards the it have changed quite a bit.
I think it was the right decision. Overall, it feels like an overall improved experience, even with its current rough edges. Exactly what I think we need to win over a wider audience and have them fall in love with Ubuntu head over heels. Everything is starting to feel much more tightly integrated and with a purpose, as well as some eye-candy sprinkled in a lot of the right places.
I'm really glad Canonical decided to invest to heavily in such a risky and insanely complicated task, Natty is probably one of the most exciting releases I can remember.