Ubuntu 13.04's Unity demoed and available for installation on Archlinux
Years ago, Unity was implemented as Ubuntu's default desktop interface, official choice initially met with both positive and reluctant reactions, some users welcoming and aligning their daily workflows to Unity's new functionalities, some users perceiving Unity as unsuitable for their computer needs.
Gradually, Unity attracted more and more interest, progressively gaining new satisfied and excited users, as well as innovative features, polished visuals, heavily-tested interaction behaviors, massive optimizations, etc, essentially, presenting itself as a modern high-quality experience.
Along with millions and millions of users, Unity saw serious interest from users of various Linux-based operating systems, such as Fedora, where Fedora developers ported Unity to Fedora, in order to make Unity run-able on Fedora.
Furthermore, it seems that presently there is a serious development work on porting Unity to Archlinux, aligning the Archlinux-compatible Unity to (almost) the latest Ubuntu 13.04's Unity, process allowing Archlinux users to enjoy Unity's functionalities and polished components.
As seen in the below clip, Unity runs smoothly on Archlinux, the Archlinux user happylittleplaces demoes Unity with:
- fully usable Dash
- Unity launcher auto-hide behavior
- enabled appmenu
- ability to search-through and launch apps via the Dash
- in-Spread apps (with orange glow-painted windows,--available only on Ubuntu 13.04's Unity--)
- filled-with-indicators Unity panel
- ability to increase/decrease the Unity launcher's icon size via System Settings
- usable Workspace Switcher
Installing Unity on Archlinux is to be achieved by following the step-by-step guide available on the Archlinux Wiki
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