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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Oddly familiar
by BeamishBoy on Wed 25th Jan 2012 19:02 UTC
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2010-10-27

Perhaps I'm missing something crucial here but this seems like rather a direct application of OS X's Spotlight to the menu bar.

And the discoverability issue should be trivial to solve too. Simply allow metadata describing the effect to be stored with each possible command; combine this with some very simple matching algorithms and you've got the problem solved.

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