[ubuntu-uk] Launcher applets

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Mar 16 08:24:49 UTC 2012

On 15/03/12 22:44, Liam Proven wrote:
> But I reckon that many of the new users flooding across once 12.04 is
> the new LTS are going to want actual good old-fashioned menus. :¬/

Are you sure about this? I am not. Most of the friends I help with
Ubuntu are only interested in the apps they use. These are very non
geeks. They have no interest whatsoever in all the other stuff, and
this is most obvious when in a support conversation I state an app and
its (menu) path in the menu structure. The menu path is an issue for
them, and is treated with great reverence like some ritual. For
myself, I  have fairly good knowledge of the content of the menus even
though I do not use many of the apps.

I believe that in future, all I need to do is tell them to type the
app name, and then run it. If they want to be independent, what they
will do is use the dash and then drill down, as I will. I do expect
that there will be a way to drill down or display all installed apps

I think that  most of the world's population (  =future Ubuntu users)
will be happy  or even, happier, without menus.
alan cocks

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