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Just wondering what the default is/will be for 10.10 users currently using the standard gnome-panel desktop, who decided to upgrade through Update Manager.

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The default will be upgraded with your gold rules: we don't touch user tweaks, but just upgrade the defaults we already provided.

That means that if you are using the ubuntu 10.10 default (the gnome-panel session), you will be transitioned to ubuntu 11.04 default (the Unity session) on upgrade. However, if you changed your session configuration to something else in 10.10 (like starting KDE/Openbox), we don't touch that and you will be still have your user defined session after the upgrade.

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