Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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RE: reality check
by archiesteel on Sun 20th Nov 2005 20:48 UTC
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2005-07-02

You know, speaking of UI design, there's an "edit" button that lets you add text to a comment you've already posted (within a certain time limit). If you were a real user, and not an anonymous poster, you'd be able to use it. Why not create a user on OSNews?

That said, your comment doesn't make much sense. What does the Star Wars program have to do with UI design? I'm certain the UI to control the program, like just about any specialized UI out there, will be quite complex.

Have you ever looked at the dashboard of a fighter plane? It's not simple and it's not intuitive. But once you learn it it's efficient. Ultimately, that's the most important thing about a UI: how efficient will it be once I've gone past the learning curve and use it daily. The rest is not that important.

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RE[2]: reality check
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 21:12 in reply to "RE: reality check"
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"Have you ever looked at the dashboard of a fighter plane? It's not simple and it's not intuitive. But once you learn it it's efficient. Ultimately, that's the most important thing about a UI: how efficient will it be once I've gone past the learning curve and use it daily. The rest is not that important."

again, missing thr point. how many untrained average users are going to use the UI on the dashboard of a fighter plane?

i simply can't believe that you've ever studied UI design if you believe that complex functionality equates to a complex interface. you should have been taught that the whole point is to simplify the interface as much as possible no matter how much functionality is present.

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