Ubuntu Linux's new 'HUD' interface will do away with menus

Similar in some ways to Microsoft's Ribbon, the new Head-Up Display interface will eventually feature voice recognition as well.

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Software, Canonical, Linux

Ubuntu users won't have to jump into using HUD immediately, Shuttleworth noted, and it will appear only when invoked from any standard Ubuntu app that supports the global menu. Assuming it does land in Precise Pangolin--due for release in April--it will be accompanied by a traditional set of menus, which Shuttleworth admitted have been diminished prematurely in Unity versions so far.

"If the HUD lands in 12.04 LTS, we hope you'll find yourself using the menu less and less, and be glad to have it hidden when you are not using it," he concluded. "You'll definitely have that option, alongside more traditional menu styles."

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