Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Mar 2006 17:43 UTC, submitted by HeLfReZ
Novell and Ximian "SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is an all-in-one solution that contains technology innovations and usability breakthroughs including integrated desktop search, accelerated graphical interfaces and numerous application improvements. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop delivers market-leading usability plus an exceptional end user experience with an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn environment. Seamless interoperability and support for standards allows SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to readily coexists with Windows, Mac, Unix and other operating systems." The preview page has some screenshots and a screencast. My take: And there was much rejoicing. I'm seriously looking forward to this release.
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Pretty clunky looking...
by SpasmaticSeacow on Thu 9th Mar 2006 21:40 UTC
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Personally, I use KDE, but you can dress up GNOME just as easily to make it aesthetically pleasing.

Their screenshots are just plain ugly. Very uncompelling. The YaST stuff and XP-start panel knock-off are not only bland, but poorly laid out/spaced. The fonts they use are also pretty poor.

If they are going to spend money mucking with the desktop UI, better they should hire some UI designers and a few graphics artists to help make it look good.

If they are going to do Compiz, how about enhancements to the UI like reduce brightness on non-active windows (maybe add a slight blur to them), or drop-shadows. Maybe have 2 resize options -- resize the window dimesions, resize the window scale...

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