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What does it do?

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Is this an example question? The information is readily available on – Richard Holloway Aug 5 '10 at 8:48
where?I didn't see it – akshatj Aug 5 '10 at 9:27
it makes ubuntu prettier than the linux kernel :) – RolandiXor Feb 17 '11 at 20:25
up vote 6 down vote accepted

The Ayatana Project is the collective project that houses user interface, design and interaction projects started by Canonical.

For example they have designed:

   * Application Indicators
   * The Me Menu
   * Messaging Menu
   * Notify OSD
   * Unity

More information:

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even more info: – Rafał Cieślak Feb 17 '11 at 20:36

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