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Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 unifies user menus

Jul 28, 2012, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Ubuntu's session and the "Me" menu have been combined in this release, and several listings and options, such as the devices section, have been taken out. User testing had apparently revealed that many users were confused by which option was present in which of the two menus, so the developers decided to combine and simplify them. Ubuntu's update manager has now been renamed to "software updater" and has been streamlined to show less information, concentrating on what the developers deem the most important bits of information. The third party driver tool that allowed Ubuntu users to install proprietary drivers for their hardware, such as drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards, has been moved to a tab in the Software Sources dialog.

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