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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chris_l
Member since:
2010-02-14

"There is no so such animal for *ANY* OS


Are you kidding? Virtually everything I install on my Mac is via simple DnD. Virtually every app I run has the ability to download updates and upgrade themselves. All of this going on without having to update the core of the OS every time to do so.


I will gladly plunk down $99 every 2 years for OS X and not have to worry about installing a whole new version of the OS every 6 months just to have the latest apps. On top of that, I don't have to worry about an unsupported app installing dependencies that screw with the stability of the system.
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Then you are a frigging fool. Did you not just claim you *DID NOT* have to do this?

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jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

No, but you must be to think willingly upgrading OS X on my schedule and being able to upgrade apps ANY TIME along the way, independent of that, is somehow equal to being forced to upgrade a distro like Ubuntu every 6 months in order to get the latest apps. It's absurd.

OS X, and even WIndows, offers so much more flexibility and freedom in this area that it's not even funny.

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

I can update my apps without updating the core OS (no, toolkits are NOT core OS). Yes, I'm using Fedora, which is more bleeding-edge, but you can always add PPAs on Ubuntu if the Ubuntu repositories don't provide the newest version.

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