New? flavor: Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04 releases its first stable version

Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04 LTS

Many new flavors and much debate is going on lately. The debate is about the question of whether so many versions of Ubuntu are necessary and the last ones to appear have been Ubuntu Cinnamon y UbuntuDDE in stable versions and ubuntu in version for developers. Today another stable version has been released, the first of something that will interest many users: Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04, now unofficial flavor that uses the graphical environment that Canonical designed earlier this decade.

At the time of this writing, there is not much information about Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04, which is not very logical considering that they just released one stable version. They do not have any web page available yet, but they do have a Telegram channel (here!) and a Twitter account (here!), both so young that they are not even 72 hours old. Nor have they yet cleared an important doubt: are they working to become an official flavor?

Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04 could be the first stable release of a new official flavor

The answer to the previous question is not easy. The only thing we can say at present is that two of the three aforementioned flavors (Cinnamon and Deepin) carry the surname «Remix» in their names, the same that took Ubuntu Budgie until before becoming an official flavor. On the other hand, both Cinnamon and Deepin have confirmed that they are working to enter the Canonical family as an official flavor, but this is something that Ubuntu Lumina has also done without including "Remix" in its name. Therefore, the only way to know if Ubuntu Unity will become an official flavor is to wait for its developer, Rudra B. Saraswat, tell us a little more about your plans.

As for what this flavor includes as special, the highlight is its graphic environment, use Unity 7.5, and they have eliminated lightdm to use GDM3, in addition to updating software packages to their latest version such as Firefox, LibreOffice and the kernel, Linux 5.4. Other noteworthy details are that the software store it uses is GNOME Software, so we will find APT repository packages, Snaps and we can add support for Flatpak, and the close, maximize and restore buttons are on the left, where Ubuntu I had them years ago.

If you are interested in installing this version, the ISO images are available en MEGA, Mediafire y Google Drive. Are you happy about this release and would you like it to become an official flavor or do you think 11 versions are already too many?


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  1.   Cristian said

    And another flavor ... And another desk ...

    But huge fragmentation ... Hundreds of distributions, hundreds of different desktops, hundreds of distributions based on others, outdated distributions, distributions with other kernels ...

    Anyway ... The versionitis will run to install it and say «buaaaah consume 600mb of ram! Better than Gnome "... because that's the only thing they look at ... Because half have computers from the last century with floppy drives, the great burden of this community and the only thing that is known" for reviving ancient computers "

    In my opinion I am fed up with so many options and that they do not focus resources on 1-2 environments only and that there are 20 million distributions with different functioning.

    Even the turnip.

    1.    l1ch said

      You confuse distros properly with customizations, that the latter is what we have here.

      The same thing happens in Windows, only that there they say "neglected".

    2.    Javier said

      Well, when a company hires all these developers, it seems to me that the desktop will be unified. I understand that most started as a personal project that is later disclosed and have some success based on whether it pleases a considerable sector or not. It seems to me that this is the charm of GNU / Linux: finding a distro that suits what we like the most.

      If only the unification in a single desktop is going to allow GNU / Linux to increase its market share then what is the point of this system, that's what Windows is for. Many of us change our operating system precisely by fleeing from Windows and it turns out that now they want to return to something similar to Microsoft ...

      As in reality I am only an end user (I am not a programmer, nor a developer nor do I have any kind of relationship with similar professions) in the end I only worry that it works ... of course I scratch a bit at the terminal and install Debian, Arch but do them Running 100 requires time that I don't have so I use Ubuntu and its derivatives or Manjaro (fedora doesn't quite convince) ... well, I'm just a guy with a low learning curve in this world of GNU / Linux who has a profession that it has nothing to do with this wonderful ... so in a nutshell I love that they are reviving Unity, my favorite desktop together with Mate ...

    3.    DieGNU said

      It is not fragmentation, it is Ubuntu with one desktop or another. Another thing is that Canonical distributes it with Gnome, but you can remove it and add Unity or another. The same is, just pre-cooked.

    4.    gerar said

      Well, windows has about 7 versions without counting the unofficial versions, the so-called neglected windows at the end is the same windows

      Today there are Windows home, Professional, Enterprice, s, lot, mobile, mobile enterprice, educational. Is there fractionation in windows?

      Therefore, Canonical accepts different desktops is normal as long as they have the same base, in this case it is good to have variety and adaptability in different PCs, therefore that there are lubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu, etc. apart from ubuntu is normal

      The entry of ubuntuDDE, Ubuntu Cinnamon and Ubuntu Unity remix is ​​normal for Canonical, it is convenient for the word ubuntu to be related to any desktop in general

    5.    herz26 said

      Welcome to the linux world: v

    6.    leonidas83glx said

      I don't know what the problem is that you have with users of old equipment, but it is thanks to these lightweight distributions that not only do these equipment extend their useful life but also prevent planned obsolescence and the generation of electronic waste, which generates pain from head to all and it costs the State a lot of money to achieve its recycling and final disposal.
      Besides, many of us do not live in the "first world" which you surely enjoy, many of us continue to live in impoverished countries and we must value and take advantage of what we have at hand.
      Your comment doesn't really add anything here.

  2.   Alejandro said

    The only good thing is that no development becomes obsolete there is always someone who brings it back to life and in reality there are only two development Qt and gtk should pack all the environments and the user decides which to install

  3.   diversity fun said

    I see it well, the more diversity the better, because there are many in this world and with very diverse tastes.

    Ubuntu is a distro that has always been very aimed at newbies, so I see it well because they can download it directly with the chosen desktop, as it happens in manjaro, which is expanding with more desktops, what happens if it happens In manjaro, it seems that nothing happens, but if it happens in Ubuntu, then it already seems a sacrilege, that if too many desktops, etc.

    Diversity is always good, both distros and desktops, because also nobody forces anything or anyone, so whoever does not want to use this or that or not agrees with not using it, that's it, it's that simple.

    1.    gerar said

      When installing Debian it gives you different desktop options and mageia as well

  4.   navarone said

    As always and in almost all blog, the anti "fragmentation" throwing stones at Unity. There are Taliban that if it is not only their beloved distro; all the rest is fragmentation or terrible conspiracies of the "perfidious" Canonical.
    For me GNU / Linux is freedom of creation, use and free innovation. Then everyone is free to use one or another distro, desktop or whatever applications they want. In my case, I have been a Unity user since its inception, I always liked that interface, I felt very comfortable and today I continue to use it in my favorite distros. This news makes me happy and I hope that this project goes ahead, from here my support and thanks to the people who make it possible to keep Unity within the reach of users who freely want to use it on their computers.
    Greetings to all the rock

  5.   Xion Lunaria said

    For my part, I feel comfortable with unity, I don't like fancy desktops, so I'll install it on an ssd and see how it goes, it's a relief anyway.

  6.   Luis said

    Well let Unity desktop grow and continue its future development

  7.   Leonides said

    first time I write here it seems good to me that there are many options this unity looks nice