Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2012 22:53 UTC, submitted by fran
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu As much as I dislike Unity, I commend the Ubuntu team and Shuttleworth for having the guts to try to innovate and bring the desktop forward (pretty much the exact same can be said of KDE4 and GNOME3). Shuttleworth has just announced yet another significant change for Ubuntu, and it's all about replacing the menu with a search interface dubbed the HUD.
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What's new there?
by Treza on Wed 25th Jan 2012 02:27 UTC
Treza
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2006-01-11

I don't really catch what they are trying to do :
You can type commands, and then auto-complete them with the keyboard or mouse with a list of possible choices.

Like EMACS ?
Really, they think they have discovered something ?


For many tools, an interactive command line would be great for some advanced uses and scripting.

It is available on many professional tools (electronic design, all sorts of simulation tools, ...), often based on the Tcl-Tk toolkit. Tcl serving both as the interface description language and for interactive commands.

(And I hate the ribbon !)

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