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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by ichi on Sun 20th Jun 2010 17:22 UTC
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...for those that are into brushed metal and all.

In my opinion it's hideous though.
-The brushed metal is old and tired (and IMO it never looked good to begin with).
-Docks are only cool until you actually add one to your desktop and realize it does nothing but getting in your way.

The only thing that looks good on the screenshots (kinda) is gloobus preview. Get windows decorations to look like that one (thin borders, very minimalistic) and then you might be onto something.

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