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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Back to the Command Line
by WinstonEwert on Tue 24th Jan 2012 23:13 UTC
WinstonEwert
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2005-07-06

So we are back to the command line? Everything old is new again.

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RE: Back to the Command Line
by lindkvis on Wed 25th Jan 2012 13:09 in reply to "Back to the Command Line"
lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

So we are back to the command line? Everything old is new again.


More like controlling a currently running graphical application with a command line interface, something which is reasonably novel.

The fact is that command line interfaces aren't good for everything. Amongst other things, they are poor for visual operations, poor for random selections (where there isn't an obvious pattern). They are also horrible for discoverability. Thus we need graphical applications.

It would, however, be awesome if you could supplement it with a very quick command line interface.

I.e. if you could type "run_query ("select id from songs where bitrate<128") | delete" straight into your music application and it pops up a list of songs selected for deletion with a "Delete" and "Cancel" button.

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RE[2]: Back to the Command Line
by gfx1 on Sun 29th Jan 2012 12:04 in reply to "RE: Back to the Command Line"
gfx1 Member since:
2006-01-20

AutoCAD has had a commandline for years (early nineties) with the graphical interface.
Deluxepaint used the keyboard in the late eighties.

As for Ubuntu, I tried Fedora 16 lately, it felt pretty snappy with the LXDE interface but I could not adjust the brightness of my laptop screen which was a deal breaker. Lubuntu does manage those keys but it's a bit slower on shuting down.

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