Ubuntu Unity not all that unifying

Ubuntu’s new Natty release is out but does the new Unity interface live up to its billing?

Right now I am at a loss as what to think of Unity, Ubuntu’s new desktop interface.

Like many long-time Ubuntu fans I was eagerly awaiting Ubuntu Natty, the latest release of Ubuntu. Most of all I wanted to try out Unity, the new interface that Mark Shuttleworth has been promoting as the next big step forward for Ubuntu Linux. I’d tried various versions of Unity during its development but was mostly disappointed, a fact I put down to it being early testing software. When Natty was released Unity would so much better, I rationalised.

So when the big day came I was ready. I opted for an upgrade, something I nearly never do. Usually I take the slightly longer route of a clean install.

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