Gnome 3 vs. Unity - Battle of the Desktops

Since the release of 11.10, Ubuntu has used Unity as its default desktop environment. There has been a lot of controversy around choosing Unity over Gnome 3, and many of you have requested my opinion. So here goes!

In this week's episode of OS.ALT I describe the important differences for you, and what the improvements found in the latest version of Unity released with Ubuntu 12.04 mean in comparison with Gnome 3. Hint: Ubuntu 12.04 really floored me, in no small part due to Unity and the HUD.