Ubuntu 11.10 Will Not Ship With A Classic Gnome Desktop | Web Upd8

Personally I like the look of Gnome Shell and if we ignore technical evilness associated with Ubuntu’s Unity, it looks like a more sensible way of controlling one’s desktop than the Gnome default. But the only justification for not shipping the tried-and-tested alternative is when almost no-one uses the classic desktop; this is a blatantly a ploy to force people to switch which goes against the spirit of the GNU/Linux system. And from a purely utilitarian “let’s spread Ubuntu” PoV, it’s not going to do them any good. Mac fanboys are not the target market!

(via @davidgerard)