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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Ever? Well, you've never had to go to Windows Safe Mode after driver installation screwed up? Or never had OSX screw up permissions on system files? Nuh-uh, ever and never are such indefinite and precise words.

Ok we're talking about Linux which you claimed doesn't require the CLI and I stated common cases where it does. Windows Safe Mode isn't a CLI and the system will fix itself with a driver restore. As for OSX I have seen it screw up file permissions twice and I fixed them without going to the command line. Furthermore in OSX that only happened after I was doing programming related activities. I sometimes help people with OSX and I've never been asked to solve that problem.

Double-click on the file, select "Install", and enter root password?

Explain this tutorial for a minor upgrade then:

I have no idea how other distros do it, but all I had to do was click on the "Upgrade system" button when presented...

That doesn't always work and users should not have to upgrade the system just to upgrade software, especially if the release is only 2 years old.

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