Ubuntu In a Nutshell: Unity and Convergence


This article is part of a series of blog posts covering the many different areas of work going on in Ubuntu right now. See the introduction post here that links to all the articles.

Unity is the graphical environment that we ship in a default Ubuntu installation. Released for the first time about three years ago, Unity is focused on simplicity and consistency across multiple devices. In this article I am going to cover the history of Unity and how Unity 8 is driving a new era of code and design convergence in Ubuntu.

Although Unity is a single graphical experience, you can think of it in three broad buckets:

  1. Design – the visual design and interaction experience.
  2. Platform – the core Unity platform software.
  3. Services – a set of functions that Unity makes available to applications for integration and for content to be viewed.

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