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.
Thread beginning with comment 431267
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: Installed it on Ubuntu
by Novan_Leon on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Installed it on Ubuntu"
Member since:

There has actually been a lot of advances in that period.

This was fixed in Windows and OSX over a decade ago. I keep fairly up-to-date with Linux and nothing revolutionary has occurred in the last two years.

How is this worse than when an XP (since we're talking a few years ago) graphic driver crashes and leave you with a cryptic BSOD?

The only difference is that it's never happened to me in 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, and I've been using one of these daily for at least the last 10 years. In Linux it happened a couple times to me in the space of several weeks. Given, this is just my experience out of many people's, but I don't think it's outrageous to assume that if it can happen to me it can happen to an average Joe.

Funny how Windows was always used by the public even when it had absolutely abysmal robustness.
In terms of robustness todays Linux is no worse (or perhaps also not better) than Windows or OSX.

Today's desktop Linux is nowhere near as solid as Windows or OSX. I can crash X fairly quickly if I hit the right buttons, but it's almost impossible to take down the Windows or OSX GUI without some pretty fancy technical philandering.

Edited 2010-06-23 20:30 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1