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Science Behind The Controversial Design Decisions Of Ubuntu Unity

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Whether you like the Unity interface or not, it mostly depends on your personal preferences. But Ubuntu Unity is often criticized for many of the design decisions that went into its making. Two of the most criticized decisions are

1. Global Application Menus
2. Side placement of the Launcher

Some people say Mac and Win were the inspiration but something tells me its not only about inspiration. There is a reasonable amount of logic behind these decisions and a lot of careful thought process went into making such decisions.

Getting into the minds of the developers and designers help us understand the reasons why certain things end up the way they are and why certain decisions were made. Let's try to reverse engineer the thought process that eventually led to these decisions.

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