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[2]: Installed it on Ubuntu
by jtfolden on Mon 21st Jun 2010 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Installed it on Ubuntu"
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"What really gets me is the horrible installation process. Open up the terminal, install this and that and that... f*ck off!

1995 wants it's FUD back.


While it may be FUD to a degree, you know part of the persistence of this type of comment is the fact that,

a) you see certain users, such as on here, bragging about how they have 10 terminal windows open every day, and

b) the moment there is an issue with something on the system, it seems like the command line fixes are the first instructions given - even when there might be an easy GUI-based procedure.

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