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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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Dude we all know about apt-get.

It comes with problems like users being unable to upgrade software until system dependency issues have been resolved. Updating an application should not require a major system update.

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tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Dude we all know about apt-get.

It comes with problems like users being unable to upgrade software until system dependency issues have been resolved. Updating an application should not require a major system update.

Dude. Apparently some of us don't know much about apt-get.

Please link a few recent examples of such a problem.

Also, please name an OS that is better at handling program uninstalls.

Edited 2010-06-19 07:46 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Please link a few recent examples of such a problem.


Ubuntu 8.04 users were unable to upgrade to OpenOffice 3.0. They were told to upgrade their OS to 9.04 if they wanted the latest version of an office suite. That's retarded. 8.04 was released in 2008.


Also, please name an OS that is better at handling program uninstalls.


OSX. Most the time the uninstaller isn't needed since everything is kept in a single file. But the best implementation of this I have seen is in RISC OS.

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