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]: rip-off Mac OS X!
by siride on Sun 20th Jun 2010 15:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: rip-off Mac OS X!"
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Just one thing. Whether or not existing HTML help systems do this, I want to say that there's no reason an HTML-based system can't have a kickass search feature, if it's running on a server somewhere. Actually, I think some systems will do it in JavaScript, so you don't need a server.

What I really take issue with is your statement that a web-browser is not meant to display documentation. That is bollocks. A web-browser is designed and has been from the beginning, to show interlinked content, mainly of a textual variety, in a formatted way. Displaying documentation pages is probably closest to the basic principles of HTML and the web than many other uses that web-browsers now serve.

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