Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[5]: Solid release
by Neolander on Mon 11th Oct 2010 14:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Solid release"
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Looks are important I'm afraid. That's why OS X and Vista/7 look the way they do and why they've started using hardware acceleration and resolution independence amongst other things.

Hum, not exactly, in my opinion...
-Hardware acceleration is the last refuge of devs who don't know how to write well-optimized code. E17 shows best how much GPU acceleration is badly overrated, in my opinion. You can make something good-looking, and even pack it with superfluous and hideous eye-candy as a technological demo using raw CPU power and still don't get a single glitch... That is, if you know how to code.
-Resolution independence in OSX and Win7 ? Well, sure, there's a bit of it in there, but close to none. Since when did they make applications (ie most of the user experience) resolution-independent ? Or even provide an API for that ? Since when is input resolution (ie making controls bigger when using an imprecise interface like a touchscreen or a pen tablet and smaller when using a more powerful interface like a mouse) taken into account in their resolution-independence algorithms ?

Edited 2010-10-11 14:08 UTC

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