Some questions about the switch to Unity in 11.04

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Oct 28 05:51:31 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at> wrote:
> On Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:57 PM, Tom H wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Anthony Papillion<papillion at>  wrote:
>>> 1. Does running Unity really mean I will not be able to trade out my
>>> desktops? What happens if I don't like it and want to use XFCE instead?
>>> Someone said, because of the tight Mutter connection, I won't be able to.
>> AFAIK, 11.04'll use compiz not mutter.
> mutter...I've heard about compiz but mutter...

AFAIK (again!) mutter's a compositing window manager and is gnome
shell's version of metacity. It's based on the clutter graphic library
that Intel developed for its netbook os (name forgotten...), hence, I
assume, the name.

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