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‘LightDM’ to replace GDM login screen in Ubuntu 11.10

LightDM‘ will replace the standard ‘GDM’ login experience for Ubuntu 11.10, based on a decision taken today at the Ubuntu Developer Summit.

Why?

With Ubuntu 11.10 requiring a slick, ‘consumer orientated’ login experience that better matches the rest of Ubuntu, the decision to switch to ‘LightDM’ proved the ideal solution.

LightDM is promoted as fast, small, well documented, is easily themable and has ‘great accessibility’. A 3D-based interface will greet those with capable hardware, with a 2D version being used fallback where not supported.