Ubuntu – Is Unity a Desktop Environment


I read somewere that Unity is a DE, is that true or not?

Best Answer

It depends on definition of desktop environment. But I think Unity is not a DE -- there are no "Unity applications" (Ubuntu mostly uses Gnome applications), window manager is Compiz (not "Unity-specific"), desktop manager is Nautilus (from Gnome) etc.

I think Unity is just of user interfaces for Gnome Desktop Environment.