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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Get off my lawn.
by Lazarus on Tue 24th Jan 2012 23:26 UTC
Lazarus
Member since:
2005-08-10

There’s still a lot of design and code still to do. For a start, we haven’t addressed the secondary aspect of the menu, as a visible map of the functionality in an app. That discoverability is of course entirely absent from the HUD; the old menu is still there for now, but we’d like to replace it altogether not just supplement it.

Surely, I can't be the only person who thinks that an outright replacement of menus would be a mistake, if for no other reason than the lack of discoverability mentioned by Shuttleworth in his blog.

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RE: Get off my lawn.
by kristianhk on Wed 25th Jan 2012 00:16 in reply to "Get off my lawn. "
kristianhk Member since:
2009-06-08

I can't see a reason why they can't keep both. Don't know if this will come to the upcoming 12.04 release, but sure hope not. Another new and not properly tested way to navigate have nothing to do in a LTS-release imho.

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RE[2]: Get off my lawn.
by 5cro7um on Wed 25th Jan 2012 07:39 in reply to "RE: Get off my lawn. "
5cro7um Member since:
2012-01-25

And another new and inadequately read article. Jump to shoot your mouth off and accuse canonical of jumping without researching properly - maybe you should heed your own advice - read up before talking.

I usually have to go to a church to see that much hypocrisy!

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RE[2]: Get off my lawn.
by 5cro7um on Wed 25th Jan 2012 07:40 in reply to "RE: Get off my lawn. "
5cro7um Member since:
2012-01-25

You can. Bypass OSnews, read the source.
xx

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