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[5]: rip-off Mac OS X!
by Neolander on Sat 19th Jun 2010 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: rip-off Mac OS X!"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Most of it? You must use a lot of GNU utilities. Most of the open source software I use was built by corporations like Google and then released as open source to the public.

At home, I'm most often using...
-Core : Linux Kernel and various free drivers + software (FOSS, indep.+GNU)
-CLI : Bash (FOSS, GNU)
-UI layer : Xorg+KDE 4+KDM (FOSS, indep.)
-Firefox (FOSS, can arguably be considered as a new codebase seeing the time which elapsed since Netscape code was released so indep. or Netscape as you wish)
-GCC (FOSS, GNU)
-GNUplot (FOSS, GNU)
-Binutils (FOSS, GNU)
-Bochs (FOSS, indep.)
-OpenOffice (FOSS, Sun)
-GIMP (FOSS, GNU)
-VirtualBox (FOSS, Sun)
-Audacity (FOSS, indep.)
-Nvidia's proprietary driver (Proprietary, NVidia)
-Adobe Flash Player (Proprietary, Adobe)

Proprietary software has its place on my computer, and Sun has done a lot for the open source community before the Oracle thing, but GNU and independent software still takes the biggest part...

Edited 2010-06-19 20:20 UTC

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