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ConnMan is a project to get the Network Menu and Connection Manager to Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10. The project is in its very early stages, but there is already a PPA for testing (for Lucid and Maverick):

Ubuntu will integrate ConnectionManager (a.k.a. ConnMan), with a human interface — a settings window and a network menu — designed to cover networking in general, including network setup, proxy, and firewall settings.

There is a lot of work to do. For now, this is how it looks like:

While this is the desired final design:

network menu connection manager

Quite a difference, huh? :)

If you want to try it out, see installation instructions @ Ubuntu Wiki.

Note: For now only wired and wireless work, 3G modems are currently unsupported and ofono will be used for that (which is also available in the PPA).