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Ubuntu Brainstorm is a wiki-like interface that allows the Ubuntu community to input ideas that might make Ubuntu more usable, friendly, or fun. Almost 20,000 ideas have been entered and have received 2.5 million votes in the two years since its introduction. Entries can be sorted by all ideas, popular ideas, ideas in development, or implemented ideas. Matt Zimmerman, Debian developer and Canonical employee, thinks it might be a good idea to periodically collect and discuss the current status and future possibilities of the most popular ideas.
Zimmerman recently gathered the first batch of 10. Here are some of the more interesting:
1. Power management improvements (#24782)
The most popular topic on Ubuntu Brainstorm has been about extending battery life. Besides a nice write-up on how users can squeeze the most out of their laptop and netbook batteries, Amit Kucheria discusses some of the ideas being investigated at the developer level.