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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Splashtop etc.
by vivainio on Sat 19th Jun 2010 13:13 UTC
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You know where Linux could win big?

It's in these "splashtop" like "instant on" dualboot environments, that provide a lighter experience compared to full blown Windows environment.

Especially on corporate windows laptops, there is tons of anti-malware junk that takes ages to start and makes the computer slow. People would instinctively start moving to using the splashtop more and more, becoming gradually more reluctant to use Windows at all.

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