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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simple and stupid...
by spinnekopje on Sat 19th Jun 2010 07:20 UTC
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Developers should spend more time on talking with hardware manufacturers to create a good base for drivers now and in the future.

Most people I talked to that tried linux didn't complain about looks, but about hardware compatibility. Just go back to the KISS principle for looks and go for very good (closed source) drivers to make everything work.

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