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

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Chapter 6. Other Ubuntu Interfaces

When you install Ubuntu, by default you use the Unity graphical user interface (GUI). This is sometimes called a desktop, but this term is gradually becoming obsolete as the interface is being used on more and more types of devices. Unity is discussed in Chapter 2, “Working With Unity,” and has specific strengths that appeal to many users. However, some of us have unique requirements or just like to tinker. This chapter discusses some of the alternatives to Unity, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to install them. This is not a complete listing of all the options available, ...

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