But I was always compelled to stick to the default Gnome start-menu (although it is obvious they got the idea from the Apple) simply because that start-menu gave me the impression I was still using Windows XP!.
So my pride got in between those choices thus making the life a bit difficult :). Then I heard about the Gnome-Do!. To put it into simple terms, Gnome-Do is an advanced app launcher that gives you the ability to command your PC using a singe GUI.
Since it also supports expanding features via plugins, starting with things such as ....
*. Launching installed applications in your GNU Linux OS.
*. Search for Bookmarks, contacts, files and music... can all be done using this amazing singe app!.
|Search for Music...|
*. Easily launch apps using keyboard shortcuts (type "f" for staring Firefox for instance).
Gnome-Do is a very intelligent utility. For example if you visit frequently a singe web site, say, Google or Canonical... then by simply typing "go" or "can", Gnome-Do will most probably come-up with the suggestion thus opening the web-link automatically via the web browser!. Pretty cool for a dub computer right ? ;-).
So, if you use Ubuntu 10.10 and can't wait to install Gnome-Do, then open your Terminal and issue the below command.
sudo apt-get install gnome-do
If you use an older version, then please visit this page for the proper guidance.