Ubuntu Is Making Progress With Their Unity 8 Greeter On The Desktop
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 23 September 2015 at 08:45 AM EDT. 10 Comments
Progress is being made on getting the Unity 8 Greeter working on the Ubuntu Desktop, which will work too even if logging into a Unity 7 session.

The Unity 8 Greeter is using LightDM on the back-end for the desktop version while Ubuntu Touch doesn't use LightDM and handles authentication with PAM directly.

For those interested in the Unity 8 Greeter or wanting to learn more about it or even trying out unity8-greeter via a PPA, there's more details via an Ubuntu Unity blog post.

The blog post can be seen at unity.ubuntu.com. The video embedded above shows the Unity 8 greeter in its current form on the desktop.
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