> Shuttleworth: "It will be interesting to see how users react to the changes."
Please... this is an LTS release and your users aren't guinea pigs. I would hate to see another potentially promising feature get bad-mouthed all over the place due to premature release. Something like this needs months of usability testing. Couldn't they just wait until 12.10?
In addition, users upgrading from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS are already getting Unity (which is already in itself a breaking change). I see no reason to delay the introduction of this menu system.
As a user jumping between LTS versions I welcome both the introduction of Unity and the addition of keyboard-driven, menu searches.
I see your point though: maybe a better solution would be to have it in the LTS but disabled by default?
Of course, if it was already installed on the system pre-update it would install and update Unity/HUD.
They could also make it an option on their already very option heavy (which is good) download page.
Seeing as how 12.04 is many months away, I don't understand your disagreement.
Landing in 12.04 LTS is gated on more widespread testing. You can of course try this out from a PPA or branch the code in Launchpad (you will need these two branches). Or dig deeper with blogs on the topic from Ted Gould, Olli Ries and Gord Allott. Welcome to 2012 everybody!
It seems a bit overkill to switch distro just because you don't like the default.
Just an overgrow gnome-go, with lots of settings screen missing
There are even projects appearing to close the gap. What i strongly believe it's a waste of everybody time