exploder wrote:Elementary OS Luna is currently under development and I watched some YouTube demos of it thanks to someone posting about it here. I was impressed with the fact that Elementary OS developers are going in their own direction with the user interface and developing things on their own. The desktop effects I saw were very impressive to say the least. The shadows used on windows really caught my attention! Luna has an extremely elegant look to it and in my opinion it surpasses the Mac OS for visual appeal. I like how the developers are taking their time with the release to take care of bugs and further refine things. I saw some very unique features in Elementary OS Lunu and really look forward to checking out the final release when it arrives.
DrHu wrote:I think the separation of an OS into desktop and mobile makes more sense than the commercial vendors approach of generating a Mobil +desktop hybrid
Such a desktop, as the latest windows OS (win8) does nothing for the normal desktop user, who has a much larger screen and possibly a real desktop, not a notebook sized screen
--and usually will want a more complete OS experience than simply gesturing or mini-apps as you get with smartphones or mobile devices..
exploder wrote: am really enjoying the current trend of developers developing their own desktop environments. I think it is great seeing new and unique things being developed for Linux. Many new users do not want a Windows clone and with Windows 8 on the horizon I think that more people are going to take a look at Linux to see what it has to offer
Linux on the Desktop lost the race for a consumer operating system. It will continue to be a great engineering workstation ... we lost the chance of becoming a mainstream consumer OS. What this means is that nobody is recommending a non-technical person go get a computer with Linux on it for their desktop needs
this is something that intelligent people will disagree until the end of the days
caerolle wrote:popular enough that we can continue to buy hardware for a long time
cwwgateway wrote:the desktop itself will always be needed
exploder wrote:I also read that Razor QT was coming along nicely, it looked like a nice contender for a light desktop environment. Razor QT kind of reminded me of KDE 3x for some reason but it looked a lot lighter, this one might be real interesting for KDE fans that have older computers collecting dust.
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