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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very OS X
by kristoph on Tue 13th Aug 2013 14:36 UTC
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The overall theme looks like the old Uno theme for OS X (which I used and liked very much) and the dock is quite similar to the OS X 2D dock.

I like the consistency overall but my biggest gripe about Linux on the desktop has always been the app stability, not so much the desktop/environment look at feel.

I use Linux on all our servers but I've always just found it hard to use on the Desktop because, honestly, the overall stability and functionality of apps on Mac OS X has been so much better (and since Max OS X is basically unix underneath the UI I can use all the same apps command line (and even the odd X app) I use on Linux).

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