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: rip-off Mac OS X!
by Neolander on Sat 19th Jun 2010 03:53 UTC in reply to "rip-off Mac OS X!"
Neolander
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Apple spends tons of money on usability, designers, GUI I+D and so on... Linux desktops must reimplement Mac OS X desktop. That's all.

Errr... No. Really, no.

Had Apple spent much on usability and GUI, they wouldn't have rolled out horrors like the Dock, application-centric window management on a single virtual desktop, and the Finder.

If desktop Linux distros start to mimick OSX, I'll consider that the Linux desktop has failed to deliver an interesting product, and just go back to Windows and say goodbye to easy development. Or go arcane and try my best to get used to Haiku. OSX is far from being wondrous in terms of user interface, that's one of the reasons why I'm not using it.

Edited 2010-06-19 03:55 UTC

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