Unity is a desktop platform, based on technologies such as Nux, GTK and Compiz. With its beautiful design, efficient and elegant workflow, you'll be able to work with an unparalleled level of efficiency.

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Note: Here, Unity refers to the desktop platform, not to the game engine.


What you get with Unity

The Unity desktop environment is like the Batman of desktop environments - sleek, powerful, and always ready to save the day (or at least your productivity).

HUD (heads-up display)

Need help navigating that app? Just press Alt and let Unity7's bossy little assistant shout menu options in your ear.

Global Menu

Need to access the options and functions of your apps without cluttering up your screen? Just hover over the panel and let Unity7's global menu appear like a friendly genie, granting your every menu-related wish.


Unity7's dash is like a trusty treasure chest, filled to the brim with all your favorite apps and information, just waiting for you to dig in and explore.


Need to connect to WiFi, switch themes, check battery life, or do any other quick computer tasks? Unity7's indicators have got you covered, serving as your one-stop shop for all your computer needs.

Inituitive UI

Get stuff done with Unity, the Linux desktop ally packed with features and an intuitive interface. Let it help you conquer your digital world (or at least your desktop).

For everyone

Unity caters to both newbies and power users, with both keyboard and mouse options for streamlined navigation and efficient workflow.

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Supported distributions

Spice up your computing experience with Unity on your favorite distribution

Ubuntu Unity

Bringing the best of Ubuntu and Unity together, Ubuntu Unity is a beautiful, slick and lightweight Ubuntu flavour.

Manjaro Unity

A concoction of Manjaro and Unity, the Manjaro Unity Community Edition is a way for you to experience Unity.

Gentoo Unity7

A Gentoo overlay to build the latest version of the Unity7 user interface, maintained by c4pp4.

Unity: The Desktop for All (Even the Clueless)

Whether you're a computer novice or a nerd who eats, sleeps, and breathes code, Unity's for you. (And if you're not sure which category you fall into, just give Unity a try and see for yourself!)

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    Unity7 allows users to customize the look and feel of their desktop environment, including the layout of icons and the appearance of windows.

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    Unity7 includes a range of features and tools that can help users be more productive, such as the ability to search for files and applications quickly, and the ability to easily switch between open windows.

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    Keyboard-Friendly Features

    Unity7 includes shortcuts and features that make it easy to use with a keyboard.

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UnityX 7.7: available for testing

Get an early preview of Unity 7.7 and help shape its development by sharing your feedback. Your input is valuable and will be taken into consideration as we work to improve and enhance Unity 7.7.

Unity 7.7: a sneak peek and call for feedback

Get an early preview of Unity 7.7 and help shape its development by sharing your feedback. Your input is valuable and will be taken into consideration as we work to improve and enhance Unity 7.7.

Unity, now on Arch

Attention Arch users! The wait is over - Unity 7.6 is finally here, and it's ready to rock your desktop. So go ahead and update your system, because it's time to get your Unity on!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Unity being actively developed?

You bet it is! We've been busy bees over here, working on the latest and greatest updates for all you Unity fans out there. Just a few months ago we released Unity 7.6, and let me tell you, it was a real game-changer. And we've got even more amazing updates in the works, so stay tuned. Unity is like fine wine, it just keeps getting better with age.

Is Unity the same as Lomiri?

Nope, Lomiri is a desktop environment that's all about convergence, used by Ubuntu Touch. Unity is like vanilla ice cream with extra sparkle and shine. We're also working with UBports on bringing Lomiri to the desktop, because we love hugs.

Does Unity use QT?

No, Unity does not use QT as its widget toolkit. Instead, it uses the GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit) widget library. QT is a popular cross-platform application framework used in the development of graphical user interfaces, but it is not used by Unity.

Does Unity depend on Ubuntu?

No, although it depends on patched versions of GTK and some other packages. Unity's now available for many other distros.

Does Unity support Wayland?

Nope. However, UnityX, a prototype desktop environment (which will be available as a variant of Unity once ready), will include Wayland support.

How is Unity different from other desktop platforms?

Unity is a desktop platform that is known for its user-friendly interface and customizable features. Other popular desktop environments include Gnome, KDE, and Xfce, which have different interface designs and feature sets. Unity is designed to be a modern, efficient and lightweight desktop platform that offers a range of customization options.


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