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[3]: OMG that looks GOOD!
by chris_l on Sat 19th Jun 2010 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OMG that looks GOOD!"
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It doesn't matter what it stands for, it's just a name. GNU was developed as a free alternative of UNIX, similarly WINE was started to run Windows software on x86 Linux.

I guess GNU and WINE acronyms (or just N's in them) were adopted to avoid trademarks and to stress that no copyright violation took place (both products are independent reimplementation of some API's).

If not that, we'd probably settle for names like "Free UNIX" or "Windows Emulator".

Moron, have you *EVER* used WINE? It *DOES NOT* emulate
Windows. It translates Windows software calls into their Linux versions.

That's why Windows programs don't either work under WINE or don't work correctly. For instance if a Windows program makes use of the Windows firewall, odds are it won't work or not work correctly unless you can tell not to use it because the Linux firewall is not the same as the Windows one on a basic level.

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