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[6]: Improvements to Linux?
by siride on Sun 20th Jun 2010 05:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Improvements to Linux?"
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Uhh, who says the drawing has to be done in software? Do you remember what happens when a non-composited window is obscured and then exposed? The contents must be redrawn, manually, by the app. So what's the difference between that and having to redraw because the X server crashed? Very little, aside from a some pixmaps stored on the server and a few other bits. If the toolkits tighten up their policy about pixmaps on the server so that the pixmaps can be recreated if they get lost (which I imagine they probably already can be anyway), then your problem is moot.

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