Five Usability Improvements in Ubuntu 10.04

Recent Ubuntu releases have introduced major changes, including a new theme, a new application stack and–gasp–a new position for window buttons.  But Karmic and Lucid also included a number of tiny usability enhancements that you might not have noticed, but which are central to making Ubuntu a Linux distribution for human beings.  Here’s a look at five of them.

While no operating system is perfectly intuitive, Ubuntu gives its competitors a good run when it comes to usability.  Other Linux distributions, and proprietary operating systems, certainly do some things better than Ubuntu.  But all in all, I’m impressed with the attention to user-friendliness evident in Lucid.

Granted, many of these improvements are the work of upstream developers, and they’re not unique to Ubuntu.  But from the end user’s perspective, that doesn’t matter–and it shouldn’t.

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