Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 23:18 UTC, submitted by adel
X11, Window Managers Seth Nickell posted some screenshots and videos showing the experimental Luminocity window manager & Cairo which enable a XOrg-based desktop to get accelerated GL eye candy graphics. update: more here.
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by comper on Thu 24th Mar 2005 13:47 UTC

Deep down inside, Linux is ugly like some fat geek's buttox. Grandma still isn't supposed to install her leenucks and get on AOL.

All of that said, by all means have some fun and share it with folks! It's useful, it can be stable, and it's just plain awesome. Why complain?


Nicely put.

Linux is ugly because geeks neither know, nor care about beauty (design, fashion, etc) except in the form of abstract "beautiful" maths or code and such.

You only have to look at how geeks and programmers are dressed to know that this people cannot possibly design anything pretty.

It would be nice if the Linux community had designers and illustrators that could help (it helps Mac and Windows -many designers use windows). Sadly, it doesn't with the exception of a handful.

(Yep, some geeks use Gimp et al and consider themselves "designers", some even land designing jobs. But of the *real* designers -i.e not people making some lame websites and pizza delivery pamplets, people that design book covers, cd covers, magazines, etc- I doubt even one used Linux as a work platform.