[QUOTE=AdamW;318531]No, they're just not the same project. Unity obviously has some roots in the UNR interface, but they're substantially different technically, organizationally and even in terms of goals. Here's Mark's first post (I think) about Unity:
Note how he keeps talking about it as a new thing. "The fruit of that R&D is both a new desktop experience codebase, called Unity", "The dual-boot, web-focused use case is sufficiently different from general-purpose desktop usage to warrant a fresh look at the way the desktop is configured", "Those constraints and values lead us to a new shape for the desktop, which we will adopt in Ubuntu’s Netbook Edition for 10.10 and beyond.", "Unity exists today, and is great for the minimalist, stateless configurations that suit a dual-boot environment. But in order embrace it for our Netbook UI, we’ll need to design some new capabilities, and implement them during this cycle.", etc etc etc.
Come on, this doesn't need to get more difficult.which we will adopt in Ubuntu’s Netbook Edition for 10.10 and beyond
I feel I should outline (in addition) that I don't consider Shuttleworths comment any more sensible, but, well, he didn't start this specific discussion
As I said before, I'm here to find out, which criticism makes sense having reasonable points and who's just hating. So, to which group should I put someone who found a damn clear truth in context he himself calls slippy?