Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Aug 2013 10:37 UTC
Linux The Elementary OS team has released their latest offering, Luna, which has been in development for a while now. Based on Ubuntu, this Linux distribution aims to develop its own minimalist applications, but it goes beyond that - it has its own desktop environment, window manager, human interface guidelines, APIs, and more. There's an article on their blog detailing the road to Luna.

They've managed to build quite some hype, so let's see if it lives up to it. Does anyone here use it?

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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

They are confusing to people who have not used a typical gui on a computer.

Most people have figured out guis on computers, and thus are not confused anymore. If they haven't, they have to learn how they work for most systems ( with a minimize button), as thats how they work on the vast majority of computers. As someone that taught users that had never seen a computer before, this is quite the problem. I really wanted to teach them FOSS software as its free ( in cost ), but everywhere else they go in life they'd be working with windows ( pirated windows). So you can't do things better, if they're never going to have the opportunity to use the better solution the rest of their lives.

Edited 2013-08-12 20:40 UTC

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