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[2]: Improvements to Linux?
by WereCatf on Sat 19th Jun 2010 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Improvements to Linux?"
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So? If Windows crashes, all your apps crash too!

X crashing doesn't mean entire Linux crashes. And neither does graphics card driver crashing mean that entire Windows system goes down; I've had several times my graphics card driver crash under Windows and it's just been restarted gracefully, without any of the applications going down. Not so with X: if the driver crashes then X goes down and so do all the applications too.

And yes, I am aware that X does allow applications to just reconnect to a new X server if the old one crashes, but none of the major DEs actually use this feature and as such it's a perfectly reasonable thing to complain about.

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