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[5]: Installed it on Ubuntu
by Soulbender on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Installed it on Ubuntu"
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A couple years ago I

There has actually been a lot of advances in that period.

but when I chose a resolution that X couldn't handle for whatever reason it crashed the GUI and left me with a command line.

How is this worse than when an XP (since we're talking a few years ago) graphic driver crashes and leave you with a cryptic BSOD?

I've had numerous experiences similar to this and the prior gentleman's comments.

Why do people always pretend there are no problems with Windows or OSX?

I was able to restart X and get it back up and running but this kind of thing just shouldn't happen for normal users.

All OS's crashes, welcome to computing. I guess there is not a single OS that is fit for normal users since all of them crashes now and then.

but I've yet to see a Linux desktop distribution with a refined and robust desktop environment as should be required for the general public.

Funny how Windows was always used by the public even when it had absolutely abysmal robustness.
In terms of robustness todays Linux is no worse (or perhaps also not better) than Windows or OSX.

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