Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Aug 2013 10:37 UTC
Linux The Elementary OS team has released their latest offering, Luna, which has been in development for a while now. Based on Ubuntu, this Linux distribution aims to develop its own minimalist applications, but it goes beyond that - it has its own desktop environment, window manager, human interface guidelines, APIs, and more. There's an article on their blog detailing the road to Luna.

They've managed to build quite some hype, so let's see if it lives up to it. Does anyone here use it?

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Not For Me
by Luke McCarthy on Mon 12th Aug 2013 13:49 UTC
Luke McCarthy
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2005-07-06

If I wanted to run OS X I would buy a Mac ;-)

I'm not really the target market of this. I'm glad that Linux has more consumer-oriented distributions which manufacturers could easily slap on PCs instead of Windows.

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RE: Not For Me
by Dasher42 on Mon 12th Aug 2013 23:42 in reply to "Not For Me"
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2007-04-05

Then you'd get lock-in and license requirements and restrictions on the hardware you can install on! You know what's cool? I can image my hard drive directly onto any x86-64 machine and immediately have a fully set up system, without worry. That includes Windows-based programs and games with Crossover Wine.

If Elementary makes a Mac user comfortable and affords those advantages, that's awesome.

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