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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RE: I for one
by Morgan on Sat 19th Jun 2010 14:28 UTC in reply to "I for one"
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Blue icons I'll grant you -- and the dock and the translucent-black windows -- but where did you see any brushed metal? It looked to me more like the smooth-gradient gray that Leopard and Snow Leopard use.

I actually really like this theme; it's obviously very similar to the Mac but something is better about it. I just can't put my finger on it.

I might give it a spin on this Ubuntu install I've been using; I do miss my Hackintosh install on this computer but I've come to find that OS X really doesn't work right on non-Macs.

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