The ubuntu desktop never stops to amuse and never stops to innovate. The ubuntu unity packs in with load full of features and one never stops to wonder how much thought have been gone into come up with all those ideas, if only some efforts was also put into the planning and implementation of those nice ideas. Many times I felt that the developers are are so immersed with developing features that they fail to step back and think how to go about the implementation and thus fail to attain the best possible implementation of those features. Instead of as a feature many of these innovations appear to be as an annoyance or a bug.
The unity had a weekly update day before yesterday (even though I am not sure when this menu landed into unity). As I was casually testing the new changes, I accidentally found out a menu and it could be described as an ubuntu menu or a unity menu.
The menu itself doesn’t leave much to desire or to talk about. The menu is hidden by default and activated when you mouse over the top panel (when you are in desktop with no applications running or all of them minimized). It is actually looks and behaves much like any other traditional application menus. Starting with file, the menu contains items like edit view places, etc. I myself thought of it as one of many bugs of unity and as a menu left behind by some other applications I closed before.
There isn’t any indication of a menu anywhere. Also it fails to mention what is the purpose of the menu or what application it represents. Many of these functions are also available in the desktop right click menu. There is also a places menu item which almost matches the functionality of the classic gnome menu. May be they still have the hangover from the gnome 2.32 classical desktop or may be they dread users flying off unity and want those adamant users to continue use unity. May be I am being idiotic but I surely fails to find a logical flow for such a menu.