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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RE: OMG that looks GOOD!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 18th Jun 2010 23:10 UTC in reply to "OMG that looks GOOD!"
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Consider, the original goals of the GNU project: from what I have read, Stallman used Unix, but became frustrated because he could not modify the original closed source Unixes, so he set out to create a free os based on Unix. Was it a copy, sure, but it fixed the problem with original Unix, namely it was closed source.

Do you know what GNU stands for?

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RE[2]: OMG that looks GOOD!
by ndrw on Sat 19th Jun 2010 07:25 in reply to "RE: OMG that looks GOOD!"
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It doesn't matter what it stands for, it's just a name. GNU was developed as a free alternative of UNIX, similarly WINE was started to run Windows software on x86 Linux.

I guess GNU and WINE acronyms (or just N's in them) were adopted to avoid trademarks and to stress that no copyright violation took place (both products are independent reimplementation of some API's).

If not that, we'd probably settle for names like "Free UNIX" or "Windows Emulator".

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v RE[3]: OMG that looks GOOD!
by chris_l on Sat 19th Jun 2010 11:28 in reply to "RE[2]: OMG that looks GOOD!"