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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Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Oh so the CLI isn't ever needed for installing devices?

It's only needed for devices which are unsupported by the distro.

Fixing broken packages?

What do you mean ?

Installing software outside the repository?

No. Double-click on the .deb/.rpm, in most distros it just works. CLI is needed when you need to compile software, though, but it's a very advanced task.

Installing software upgrades on 2 year old releases?

What about click on the dist upgrade button in the graphical software updater ?

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


What do you mean ?


The CLI is sometimes needed to fix broken dependencies.


No. Double-click on the .deb/.rpm, in most distros it just works. CLI is needed when you need to compile software, though, but it's a very advanced task.


Ugh. How many links do I have to show? There have been numerous cases where Ubuntu users had to use the command line to upgrade software.


What about click on the dist upgrade button in the graphical software updater ?


It doesn't always work and that's the problem. Why do I get the feeling that I read more about Linux than you?

http://www.jfplayhouse.com/2009/11/zdnet-ignores-ubuntu-910-upgrade...

Lunduke also went over this in his recent "Linux sucks" presentation at LinuxFestNorthwest.
http://lunduke.com/?p=1075

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