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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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

Windows Safe Mode is still just another hassle. All OSes have their own. And again, I still don't see the reason to drop down to CLI. Even those suggestions where you're told to use apt-get can still be done with GUI tools, there does exist a graphical package manager for that, you know. Just because the author of the instructions insists on using CLI tools doesn't mean other ways don't exist.

Explain this tutorial for a minor upgrade then:

I don't use Ubuntu. It's a horrible distro.

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.

That I actually do agree with to some extent. Rolling distros handle such a lot more graciously but they often come with their own set of issues. I tried ArchLinux which is a rolling distro, but it's a helluva mess to set up and in no way beginner-friendly, not even close to it.

Edited 2010-06-19 21:56 UTC

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