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Zeitgeist is in action in the Natty software centre

Ubuntu Natty developements

Reader ‘Ingo’ spotted something nifty when playing around with his Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha install: Zeitgeist in action in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

What is sure to be pure bird feed to the paranoid pigeons amongst you; the Ubuntu Software Centre now tracks how many times an application is used and displays this information on the relevant applications’ Software Centre page.

As well as pleasing stat hounds the world over with usage analytics the Software Centre also provides application recommendations based on applications you already have installed.

Long time OMG! Ubuntu! readers may remember that semantic features were pitched for inclusion in the Software Centre for the Ubuntu 11.04 cycle.

As with all posts regarding Ubuntu 11.04 development the features presented above are merely a snapshot of how development looks today. The final release of Ubuntu 11.04 is scheduled for April this year.