"Canonical and the Ubuntu developers have released the first beta for version 11.10 of their Linux distribution, code-named "Oneiric Ocelot". Based on Linux 3.0.1, the beta includes improvements to the Unity interface.."
I was really hoping that sentence would end "...by which we mean it now defaults to 'off'. You're welcome, Ubuntu community."
Thankfully, it's easy to boot into Ubuntu Classic Desktop -- which is also a UI disaster zone, but at least lets me get stuff done.