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: Improvements to Linux?
by siride on Sat 19th Jun 2010 16:05 UTC in reply to "Improvements to Linux?"
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So? If Windows crashes, all your apps crash too! Critical system components crashing takes apps with them. Film at 11. Seriously, I can't figure out why this is actually be touted as a major fault of X. X is a system which is actually designed to be able to deal with this fault, whereas other systems have much tighter integration and wouldn't so easily suffer a UI core failure. It's unfortunate that no apps take advantage of the fact that they can simply reconnect to the X server when it restarts.

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