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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hardware first
by dacresni on Mon 21st Jun 2010 14:44 UTC
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I think a lot of people forgot that a lot of linux's problems is lack of hardware Vender support. We hack most of it together ourselves. Apple's boon is hardware INTEGRATION not just support. We can't have a distro be what osx is to bsd because we would require a hardware vendor to do the integration and system76 just isn't doing it. Emperor Linux is completely missing the point if u ask me. The software has to compliment the hardware in a beautiful symbiosis or co-evolution. with coreboot and open drivers, its all possible. Its great hardware that makes people want to buy Apple products. HP could give up on HP-UX and make something awesome with their linux distro but that's not likely.

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