Linked by David Adams on Fri 18th Jun 2010 19:17 UTC
Linux Linux Magazine has a profile of Daniel Fore and the Elementary project. Elementary is a Linux distro that's committed to a clean and simple user experience, but it's more than a distro - it's actually a multi-pronged effort to make improvements to the user experience for a whole ecosystem of components, including icons, a GTK theme, Midori improvements, Nautilus, and even Firefox. The work that elementary is doing isn't limited to their own distro, and some of their work is available in current, and perhaps future, Ubuntu releases. The results are really striking, and I think it's probably the handsomest Linux UI I've ever seen.
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RE: Come on People
by ple_mono on Sat 19th Jun 2010 01:13 UTC in reply to "Come on People"
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Can we come up with something besides ripping off OSX? That Screenshot looks identical to 10.6, even the icons are clones of the Mac.

It probably goes for the same look, but it's far from identical.
In any case, the elementary project is more than just about the looks - it also aims to improve some aspects of software that are ignored by upstream developers (such as with the case of nautilus). It aims at making the linux desktop refined and coherent.

The only thing keeping me from running a linux desktop is the lack of attention, polish, and elegance to UI details in the major DE's, and linux desktop applications. It seems that some linux devs (and users) don't care about such things. The elementary project does, though.

Oh, and stop focusing on the theme for gods sake.

Edited 2010-06-19 01:23 UTC

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