I am excited about this, because the most popular ideas posted will get discussed at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. This way, instead of having feature suggestions uploaded into Launchpad for the developers’ reviews, ideas that are popular with the users will get special attention. The Ubuntu Brainstorm site provides a look into what is most important to users. The extra focus given to the actual needs of the users will help make Ubuntu better than ever. Not to mention, not any of the other available operating systems, both Linux and others, have this easy feature request system.
Each of the “ideas” are uploaded and posted to the Ubuntu Brainstorm. Then, users can vote, either voting for or against the idea, and giving it a score. That score determines where the post shows up on the Brainstorm site, with the ideas with the highest score placed at the top of the list. Users must register before they can upload ideas or vote, and they can only vote once on an idea.
As a sign of Ubuntu Brainstorm’s popularity, the idea with the most votes is the “Professional-looking Bootloader.” The idea has recieved over 600 votes as of 9pm EST.