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Wait a second, aren't they repeating the same mistake Microsoft did with Windows 8? Where is the Dash and where are window mode apps?
Hey, what he showed was the Unity 8 TABLET interface, not the desktop one. The Unity 8 interface still hasn't started being adapted to desktop -- that's why he's showing off the tablet version. Tip: when you see a gesture-based navigation and every application running as fullscreen that's not the interface that's supposed to be on the desktop, it's just an example. The desktop interface will probably come to the spotlight at the next cycle.
is it hardware specific?
is it even in the repositories yet? if so it fails on my lenovo (intel graphics G945)
-->black screen, but able to VT switch and reboot or are there any settings to be done?
(not sure what the subtitle meant, either its running ootb in the current 14.04 stack or it CAN eventually look like this with a couple of workarounds. can anyone clarify that?)