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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jtfolden
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2005-08-12

This may have changed since I last tried using binary packages but doesn't that bring into play the issue of dependencies - both in having to possibly install something secondary that effects the core of the OS (and potentially breaks another app) and having said dependencies available for your particular distro?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

This may have changed since I last tried using binary packages but doesn't that bring into play the issue of dependencies - both in having to possibly install something secondary that effects the core of the OS (and potentially breaks another app) and having said dependencies available for your particular distro?

Oh, yeah, that's right... Yes, as far as I know, there's no way to avoid this issue, except upgrading. Linux distros are kind of a "all-in-one" product...

(I didn't care enough about that, again, to understand. As long as something work, I'm cautious about updates which may not make it work anymore. Consider all those Office users who upgraded to 2007 and had to re-learn the UI from the ground up...)

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