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Ubuntu debates usability changes

Ubuntu debates usability changes

Posted Mar 5, 2009 12:06 UTC (Thu) by ctwise (guest, #10952)
In reply to: Ubuntu debates usability changes by jwb
Parent article: Ubuntu debates usability changes

It's ironic you mention the Mac since this particular notification and this particular implementation
are lifted directly from Growl on the Mac. You're correct. Mac's don't natively show any notification
for hardware changes. If you install Growl and the Hardware Growler on the Mac then you'll get
notifications for hardware changes. It's actually quite useful. It tells you when the wireless drops
signal, when you have a network drive disconnect unexpectedly and so forth.


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Ubuntu debates usability changes

Posted Mar 6, 2009 6:51 UTC (Fri) by cpeterso (guest, #305) [Link]

Growl solves some of the qualms have with Canonical's design:

* Growl is a single application, reducing memory usage
* Growl has an extensible notification API, so application developers can write new application-specific notifications
* Growl is a one-stop-shop for the user to control all (system and application) notifications. Each notification can be independently disabled, made sticky, or a timed message.


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