Back in April Canonical announced that the company, which develops the Ubuntu operating system, would cease work on their Unity 8 desktop environment. Since then, open source developers have taken the Unity 8 desktop code and rebranded it Yunit. The Yunit project has since released packages for Debian and, this week, the developers announced they have backported Yunit to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This means that Ubuntu LTS users can enable a new repository and install Yunit, letting them experience the desktop Canonical had previously planned to bring to the Desktop edition of Ubuntu. The new packages should work on Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Xubuntu. There are some package conflicts which prevent the desktop from working on Kubuntu and Ubuntu MATE. Additional information on this release and Yunit's future can be found in the project's announcement).
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