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kvvbassboy (2010962) writes "A new menu system named "Head-Up Display" or HUD is on the works to be introduced in Ubuntu. It adds a search feature to the global menu, that uses fuzzy logic that learns from your past usage. Using it would be as simple as hitting in a key stroke and typing in the first few letters of what you want to do, and the menu would show you relevant actions that the application can perform. As Mark Shuttleworth points out on his blog, this is still in a preliminary design phase with a lot of refinements and features (like speech guided search) planned in the horizon. However, a testing version can already be downloaded from Launchpad." Link to Original Source top
kvvbassboy (2010962) writes ""A Texas jury decided to fine Google Inc. (GOOG) $5 million for infringing on Linux technology patents owned by Bedrock Computer Technologies.... The original complaint, filed in 2009 against Google, also alleges that Yahoo, Amazon.com, PayPal, Match.com, MySpace, and AOL are all violating Bedrock's patent of the Linux code. Google visited court first, likely due to the fact that the company uses one of the hugest sets of Linux-based services." This is extremely bad news for Linux and open source software, in general." Link to Original Source