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Linux Top 5: Heads Up for the Linux Desktop

Feb 01, 2012, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"It's beginning to look a whole lot like 2012 will be the year of the Linux Desktop on the Linux Planet. Well, if not the year, then at least this past week, which saw tremendous activity on desktop efforts new and old.

Perhaps the biggest piece of desktop news was Canonical's announcement that it is building a Heads Up Display (HUD) for Ubuntu Linux. A HUD is a concept borrowed from jet fighters, where information is projected in front of the pilot so he has more rapid access to critical tactical information. Although the Ubuntu HUD is not likely to enable users to launch a sidewinder missile at an incoming bogey, it is intended to help users do what they want to do faster.

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