Questions regarding the decisions and rationale behind the design of Ubuntu or its software.

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Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools?

As part of my job as a web developer, I spend an amount of time doing UI prototypes to show the client. It's a pain in the behind but sometimes it has to be done. I've seen Shuttleworth (and the ...
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Why is Ubuntu 11.04 switching to Unity?

I understand from Jono Bacon's blog that Ubuntu will be switching to Unity as the default desktop in the upcoming 11.04. What's not clear is "Why?". Could someone explain the benefits of Unity over ...
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What interface mockup programs are available?

Are there any interface mockup design applications for Ubuntu? I need one in order to design programs or interfaces (internet sites and more).
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What is the Ayatana Project?

What does it do?
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Why do indicator applets exist?

Why Ubuntu uses the Indicator Applet? It loses a lot of usability, why made it when Gnome already have one? Example Without indicator applet: Application is in the icon tray Left click opens the ...
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What is the difference between indicators and a system tray?

What is so new about indicators? What did we have before? Are there technical or usability differences?
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Is there anything free on ubuntu that is similar to Dreamweaver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? I would like to build a website.......I need something that has more or less pre-built designs (buttons, menu ...
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What software was used to make the Software Center mockups?

I was reading this Ubuntu Software Center design document and wondering, what software was used to design all those ui concept?
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Are there any standard UI / UX / design principles or guidelines for building Ubuntu apps?

Are there any standard UI / UX / design principles or guidelines for building Ubuntu apps? I'm creating my first app and am afraid it will be too "webappish".