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Ubuntu to feature command line shortcuts

Joab Jackson | Jan. 25, 2012
Canonical will outfit the next release of its Ubuntu Linux OS with a new type of interface that will allows desktop users to execute functions for any program through a command line interface, or by voice command.

Shuttleworth contrasted HUD with Microsoft's Ribbon interface, first introduced in Microsoft Office, which also tackles the problem of making unwieldy menus easier to navigate for users. While the ribbon made commands easier to spot, it also takes up a lot of space on the screen, which can be a distraction. In contrast, HUD shows "users just what they want, when they want it," Shuttleworth said.


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