With Ubuntu placing all of its eggs in a 'convergence' shaped basket, it's left to smaller Linux distributions to push forward the more traditional desktop paradigm that most users are comfortable with.
Unity is the most used Desktop Environment amongst Ubuntu 11.10 users according to our most recent poll. Just shy of 16,000 votes were cast (one vote per person) in the poll which asked readers "Which Desktop Environment Are You Using in Ubuntu 11.10?"
elementary developers have shown off a small slick-looking calculator utility perfectly matched to the Pantheon desktop experience.
Today saw news of 'Slingshot' - a new application launcher project headed up by the elementary team - leak in to the wild. But just what is it and what does it form part of? Something rather special, it turns out.