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Old 26-01-2012, 07:38   #1
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Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

The Ubuntu operating system is to replace its application menus with a "head-up display" (HUD) box.

Users control the HUD interface by typing in the command they want carried out.

Developers of the Linux-based software say they will initially offer the HUD as an option, allowing users to "hide" their menu bars.

They say that using the HUD is faster than "mousing through a menu" and makes applications feel more powerful.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16731071
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Old 26-01-2012, 08:00   #2
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The Ubuntu operating system is to replace its application menus with a "head-up display" (HUD) box.

Users control the HUD interface by typing in the command they want carried out.

Developers of the Linux-based software say they will initially offer the HUD as an option, allowing users to "hide" their menu bars.

They say that using the HUD is faster than "mousing through a menu" and makes applications feel more powerful.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16731071
Stopped using Ubuntu on my server when they changed from a traditional desktop environment.
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Old 26-01-2012, 14:12   #3
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Stopped using Ubuntu on my server when they changed from a traditional desktop environment.
Its easy enough to disable and go back to the old grub look.
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Re: Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

I squashed my xp on my laptop..and put ubuntu on my notebook.

It is ok, but not intuitive...and I think anyone used to windows would find it hard

As it is for my travelling notebook, I'll keep it, I only use it for browsing and chat, and it seems to do that without much issue

---------- Post added at 17:20 ---------- Previous post was at 17:20 ----------

But (I hasten to add), if there is something better, let me know

I have version 11.10
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:21   #5
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I squashed my xp on my laptop..and put ubuntu on my notebook.

It is ok, but not intuitive...and I think anyone used to windows would find it hard

As it is for my travelling notebook, I'll keep it, I only use it for browsing and chat, and it seems to do that without much issue
I have given up on Ubuntu now first was there metro type desktop now this. Its mint all the way for me from now on.
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:32   #6
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Re: Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

I am getting the impression they developed the system to be different, not to be intuitive.

Though that is just gut reaction.

I might try mint later.
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Old 05-04-2012, 18:21   #7
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I am getting the impression they developed the system to be different, not to be intuitive.

Though that is just gut reaction.

I might try mint later.
Its ubuntu on steroids
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Re: Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

Ok, I had a look at it.

You are wrong, no steroids.

It is more like meeting your ex-gf, who had her hair cut short before (in that.."it is comfortable this way and I don't mind looking like a guy" way), who lost that 20 odd pounds (and to be honest, it was more like 40 pounds), wearing a push up bra (yup, keep pushing) and looking soooo hot

Take a guess who is installing now
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Ok, I had a look at it.

You are wrong, no steroids.

It is more like meeting your ex-gf, who had her hair cut short before (in that.."it is comfortable this way and I don't mind looking like a guy" way), who lost that 20 odd pounds (and to be honest, it was more like 40 pounds), wearing a push up bra (yup, keep pushing) and looking soooo hot

Take a guess who is installing now



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Re: Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

Right, I have used it (Mint) for a bit, and quite impressed.

Everything is there that I need.

I had one minor issue, trying to change timezone (on hols). But that was very minor, and found solution with a bit of googling

Overall, huge difference than standard ubuntu, and I can happily use this as replacement for windows

I installed over my xp version on my Vaio VGN-TT15SN notebook
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Right, I have used it (Mint) for a bit, and quite impressed.

Everything is there that I need.

I had one minor issue, trying to change timezone (on hols). But that was very minor, and found solution with a bit of googling

Overall, huge difference than standard ubuntu, and I can happily use this as replacement for windows

I installed over my xp version on my Vaio VGN-TT15SN notebook
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Re: Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

I just installed the Beta 2 and it's horrid, luckily on a VirtualBox instance first before I went any further!
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I just installed the Beta 2 and it's horrid, luckily on a VirtualBox instance first before I went any further!
I presume that is for ubuntu? try Mint..whole different experience
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Re: Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

Just looking into mint myself but don't know which version to download? It will be running on an AMD quad core as a backup OS.
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Re: Ubuntu swaps menus for HUD control system.

latest is always best

i have release 12 (lisa)
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