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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Looks are not the problem.
by SlackerJack on Fri 18th Jun 2010 21:28 UTC
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It's OK making a distro that looks good and supposedly improves usability, to what seems like an OS X work flow but what about bugs?

What would help is fixing bugs that Canonical still haven't fixed. Intel drivers, Plymouth, copy&paste without needing to keep the app open, stuff like that. This distro will still have the same filtered down bugs or problems from all the other Ubuntu derivatives.

It seems to me they are just taking the best parts of OS X and trying to make something that's more usable. Well, the Linux desktop is usable, so I don't see where this is going.

Edited 2010-06-18 21:32 UTC

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RE: Looks are not the problem.
by gilboa on Mon 21st Jun 2010 12:01 in reply to "Looks are not the problem."
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copy&paste without needing to keep the app open.

klipper (KDE's clipboard manager) can do it since, KDE 3? 2?

- Gilboa

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