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Why the Linux GUI sucks

So I like to run Linux, and over the years I have noticed that I have changed in regards for how I feel about it.  No, this is not about the Free vs Propitiatory, it is about Widgets, Windows Managers, toolkits and Desktop Environments.

So a friend of mine made the comment..

“The problem i have with gnu/linux is mainly the inconsistency, lack of quality control on basic elements, different widget toolkits, etc…”

So does this mean the the Linux GUI is not the new Apple of horrible, mistaken, mismatched layouts?

Well, no, but first we need to look in to something to help understand why the Linux GUI is the way it is.  A (not so brief) History in to the Linux GUI.

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Install XFCE 4.10(pre) in Ubuntu 12.04

So while XFCE 4.10 has been out for a  few days, no OFFICIAL PPA has shown up, but you can get XFCE 4.10 (pre-release) installed on your  *buntu system.   I will go ahead and mention that this PPA  will eventually be outdated, once the Official PPA gets made, but until then, lets use what we can. after all, when the Official PPA is available, upgrading will be a snap!

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Update: Set Plank theme in elementaryOs

linuxSo It ends up that a few readers from the last article informed me that the Plank theme for the elementaryOS does not look like how it does in the screen caps of the previous article.  This is how you can fix it.

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Convert Ubuntu 12.04 to elementaryOS Luna

So while Dan Rabbit’s elementaryOS is still considered a “work in progress”, you can, however, with the help of Ubuntu 12.04 set up the needed PPA’s and get yourself this new Desktop Environment and play with it.  It should be noted that “luna” is considered “unstable”, but I will be honest with you, I have not really had any issues with it what so ever, or at least nothing that a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade could not fix.

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