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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yet another Linux
by SonicMetalMan on Sat 19th Jun 2010 01:26 UTC
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I've said this before, the biggest reason I see for so many damn flavors of Linux is that NOBODY gets it "just right". Current Linux vendors just can't throw the manpower at UI designs and get every aspect of the look and feel right. I have tried many Linux FOTM releases and I end up tweaking every one of them to overcome some deficiency. I might die of a heart attack if I ever installed a new Linux OS that didn't require hands-on attention.

Apple gets it right because they have virtually unlimited resources to make the user experience a pleasant and consistent one.

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