Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Feb 2008 22:45 UTC
Linux "The Elive Linux distribution combines beauty with ease of use. Elive is based on Debian and uses Enlightenment as its windows manager, which gives the distribution a Mac OS X look and feel. Elive comes with dozens of easy-to-use desktop applications that just work. Elive started as a live CD, but now at version 1.0 it works well as a standard hard drive installation. The latest unstable ISO, 1.5, should be released shortly."
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... is in the eye of the beholder
by bb_matt on Wed 6th Feb 2008 08:47 UTC
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I'm sorry, but that screenshot looks so dated, it's scary.

I remember a buddy of mine messing around with enlightenment 7 or 8 years ago and to my eyes, it doesn't look a great deal different.

Personally, I think it's disjointed and ugly and a case of eye-candy overkill.

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Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, but a GUI's look is largely determined by the theme, and Enlightenment has a lot of them.

And if you don't like any of the zillions of Enlightenment themes, you can create your own. Enlightenment is thoroughly configurable.

By the way, there are countless other *nix window managers and plenty of those have countless themes and are more or less configurable, too.

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