Linked by David Adams on Fri 18th Jun 2010 19:17 UTC
Linux Linux Magazine has a profile of Daniel Fore and the Elementary project. Elementary is a Linux distro that's committed to a clean and simple user experience, but it's more than a distro - it's actually a multi-pronged effort to make improvements to the user experience for a whole ecosystem of components, including icons, a GTK theme, Midori improvements, Nautilus, and even Firefox. The work that elementary is doing isn't limited to their own distro, and some of their work is available in current, and perhaps future, Ubuntu releases. The results are really striking, and I think it's probably the handsomest Linux UI I've ever seen.
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d'oh!
by marcp on Fri 18th Jun 2010 21:01 UTC
marcp
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2007-11-23

I protest! desktop environments and wms are OS-independent [at least in *nix case], so please, stop telling the world that 'linux has it all'. It makes people to think that KDE is Linux, Fluxbox is linux, CDE is linux etc ... we also have BSDs, [Open]Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, [Open]VMS [not unix though], Minix ...
Some of the DEs/WMs was ported from linux [KDE, Gnome, more], but some were not [CDE, more].
Linux is just a tip of an iceberg in an OS [and *nix based, or similar] world

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RE: d'oh!
by Delgarde on Sun 20th Jun 2010 21:28 in reply to "d'oh!"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Linux is just a tip of an iceberg in an OS [and *nix based, or similar] world


We're talking desktop, here, and realistically, Linux is the only UNIX variant relevant in that environment - if Linux desktop has just a few percent of the market, all those others you mention aren't even a fraction of a percent. Not a lot of Minix, AIX, or VMS desktops out there...

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RE[2]: d'oh!
by marcp on Mon 21st Jun 2010 12:45 in reply to "RE: d'oh!"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Hey, we're talking IT, not marketing or market share here. Why would anyone care for the stats? the fact is the fact: these DEs and WMs don't belong to linux exclusively and some of us use it on other OSs.

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RE: d'oh!
by phoenix on Mon 21st Jun 2010 05:59 in reply to "d'oh!"
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2005-07-11

Don't forget that KDE runs on Windows as well.

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