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Ubuntu Unity 23.04 released

Posted on:April 20, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Ubuntu Unity 23.04 “Lunar Lobster” has now been released! You can download it from

New changes

It is the first distribution to ship Unity 7.7 out-of-the-box, and brings many improvements to the table, including:

And some changes:

Ubuntu Unity merch

Thanks to Maik Adamietz of the Ubuntu Unity team, we are glad to announce a collab between HelloTux and Ubuntu Unity.

From HelloTux’s website:

We are not just another t-shirt shop with some Linux shirts - we are a shop with only Linux and free software shirts. It does really matter.

HelloTux is a family business and a global provider of shirts and merch for FOSS projects. We encourage you to check out their awesome merch, and do take a look at their Ubuntu Unity merch too!

Additional information

You can also install Ubuntu Unity on an existing Ubuntu install by removing gnome-shell and other GNOME apps, and then installing the ubuntu-unity-desktop package (all the Ubuntu Unity packages are in universe in the official Ubuntu archive).

Special thanks to Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57), our MOTU/uploader, who has been uploading all our packages to the universe pocket of the official Ubuntu Unity repositories, including many last-minute emergency uploads. This release would not have been possible without his help and support.

I would also like to thank Maik and Tobiyo, fellow members of the Ubuntu Unity team, who have actively and patiently been answering all your support-related queries, and moderating our Telegram, Matrix, IRC and Discord groups/servers.

For support or queries, please join us on Telegram at, or on IRC (#ubuntu-unity on