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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Awesome!
by earksiinni on Tue 24th Jan 2012 23:18 UTC
earksiinni
Member since:
2009-03-27

Very interested to see whether this sinks or swims. I use ratpoison as my wm w/ Pentadactyl extension for FF, which makes my machine completely keyboard operable, so I'm an extreme part of the demographic. Still, I bet others would adopt it if it's implemented correctly. (I foresee menus disappearing but toolbars and keyboard shortcuts remaining.)

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RE: Awesome!
by gan17 on Wed 25th Jan 2012 02:32 in reply to "Awesome!"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

My computing habits are similar to yours (tiling wm, vimprobable/uzbl...etc) but I don't really know what to think of this yet.

Chapter III: Accessibility seemed like it made some sense. The Banshee and Inkscape bits looked clunky and a tad jarring.

Looks like a dmenu for the Unity interface. No idea whether that's a good or bad thing (I don't use Ubuntu or Unity).

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