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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is cute GUI really priority #1?
by gehersh on Sat 19th Jun 2010 18:40 UTC
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I may be hopelessly behind the curve, but when there are still some issues with drivers, especially with video, X needs improvement, interaction with laptop firmware functions is iffy, I would care somewhat less about the level of cuteness of GUI I'm experiencing while running Linux.

In fact the aforementioned issues are primarily the reason I'm running (and hate with all my guts) Vista on my laptop. (XP was way way better, BTW.) Damn it, with such a fugly thing like Vista (and Windows 7, BTW, is improvement in terms of performance, but the front end is exactly the same) Linux finally have a chance. And it's gonna blew it again. As it ever was.

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