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Canonical HUD Brings Apps to Life on Ubuntu Linux Desktop

Jan 28, 2012, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The HUD isn't just a new version of Microsoft's hated Bob interface or contextual search, according to Canonical.

"The goal is to go further and get more understanding about all the different things that applications can possibly do," John Lea, Ubuntu Desktop User Experience Lead at Canonical, told "The system will also include a way for matching an application's capabilities to the way that a user would express their need."

Rather than searching for something, with a HUD the user can just say they need, for example, a two-by-four-inch table; HUD understands that, and shows the correct options.

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