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: Installed it on Ubuntu
by Soulbender on Mon 21st Jun 2010 15:26 UTC in reply to "Installed it on Ubuntu"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

What really gets me is the horrible installation process. Open up the terminal, install this and that and that... f*ck off!


1995 wants it's FUD back.

I want a normal installation package - like the ones you can find on Mac and windows. Download, double click, next, next, password and done.


Ah, you mean just like when you click on a .deb file in Ubuntu or Kubuntu and it just installs the application? Heck, it even downloads needed pre-requisites for you.

I couldn't get it to work!!


PEBKAC.

Since you obviously have no idea what you're talking about and obviously haven't used a mainstream distro in the last 10 years or so you should stop flaunting your ignorance.

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RE[2]: Installed it on Ubuntu
by jtfolden on Mon 21st Jun 2010 18:13 in reply to "RE: Installed it on Ubuntu"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

"What really gets me is the horrible installation process. Open up the terminal, install this and that and that... f*ck off!


1995 wants it's FUD back.

"

While it may be FUD to a degree, you know part of the persistence of this type of comment is the fact that,

a) you see certain users, such as on here, bragging about how they have 10 terminal windows open every day, and

b) the moment there is an issue with something on the system, it seems like the command line fixes are the first instructions given - even when there might be an easy GUI-based procedure.

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RE[3]: Installed it on Ubuntu
by chris_l on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 09:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Installed it on Ubuntu"
chris_l Member since:
2010-02-14

"[q]What really gets me is the horrible installation process. Open up the terminal, install this and that and that... f*ck off!


1995 wants it's FUD back.

"

While it may be FUD to a degree, you know part of the persistence of this type of comment is the fact that,

a) you see certain users, such as on here, bragging about how they have 10 terminal windows open every day, and

b) the moment there is an issue with something on the system, it seems like the command line fixes are the first instructions given - even when there might be an easy GUI-based procedure. [/q]


That's because the command line fixes are the easy,fastest and less error-prone way of resovling *ANY* problem despite what clueless GUI-using morons like yourself may claim.

What could be simpler than copying and pasting text from a email program or a web browser into a terminal?

Most certainly not hunting and pecking through a bunch of GUI-based menus.

Get a fricking clue, *PINHEAD*.

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RE[2]: Installed it on Ubuntu
by Nanotube on Mon 21st Jun 2010 23:14 in reply to "RE: Installed it on Ubuntu"
Nanotube Member since:
2008-05-11

1995 wants it's FUD back.

Ah, you mean just like when you click on a .deb file in Ubuntu or Kubuntu and it just installs the application? Heck, it even downloads needed pre-requisites for you.

PEBKAC.

Since you obviously have no idea what you're talking about and obviously haven't used a mainstream distro in the last 10 years or so you should stop flaunting your ignorance.


Oh you're a real genius aren't you?

Seriously?! there are .deb files?! Wahhh... anyway, there was no deb file for FF when I wanted to update it (looked for hours on the net). Had to go to the terminal for that and I am not exactly a terminal master - and why should I be?! Same happened when I wanted to install the elemental desktop. Had to type in four different sudo commands in the terminal. WHY?!?!?
That's the whole damn problem with this OS and that's why it will remain stuck below 1% of the market as long as it doesn't change.

typing sudo commands gives you a woody? good for you!
I don't give a shit about terminals, I want to use a free OS that is fast, stable and EASY TO USE.

PEBKAC my ass.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Wow, that sure pushed your buttons, didn't it ;)

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