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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Using Unity, a Primer

Unity is a fresh take on the GUI. It has been created with the assistance of user interface professionals and graphic designers and aims toward elegance, beauty, and efficiency while providing obvious ways to perform tasks. Unity is a long-term project being created in steps that coincide with Ubuntu’s 6-month release schedule. Each new Ubuntu release benefits from new features and extended functionality. Unity is new, but it is already growing in popularity and is considered to be at the forefront of GUI development, not just for Linux, but for human-computer interaction in general. This section gives a tour of the basic features and use and then moves in to more specific details that are likely to thrill power users. ...

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