'Gimmie' the interface I want!

Menu redundancy in open source.

Many Operating Systems have been losing their cohesiveness and continuity over the last few years. Ubuntu, for example, has a number of redundant links in its menus and an inconsistent feel to its many applications.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of open-source/free software and use Ubuntu as my operating system of choice, but when that software no longer adheres to its founding tenets, something needs to change.

Architect Fantasy has a critique on Ubuntu's visuals and behaviour and mentions a project that may help the problem of menu redundancy, at least: Gimmie (worth a look).