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Will Ubuntu continue using that old (GNOME 2.X) login screen, or create its own, or there will be a new one in Gnome 3?

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GDM was totally rewritten just recently, so it isn't the old GNOME 2 login screen... – JanC Nov 1 '10 at 20:49
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There's an intention to replace GDM with LightDM in Natty+1; some details here. As things stand, LightDM is set to be in Universe in Natty and usable as a GDM alternative, but the default will be GDM.

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"Not proposed for natty, due to Unity changes, Will be in natty universe, and usable as an alternative display manager, Will re-propose for natty+1" – 8128 Nov 1 '10 at 21:01

Unity is based on Gnome, so I suppose that Ubuntu will continue to use Gnome Display Manager (GDM).

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