Posts Tagged Desktop Environment

Elementary OS beta reviewed

So as how I have reviewed Elementary OS before, I had some idea as of what I was heading in to.  However, to do the tl;dr for those that have a ten second attention span, here is the end result: It is nice, but still buggy.  Use if you want the latest, however, I would advise against it.  I found the desktop slow, and a but unresponsive at times.  Getting the LightDM to work correctly was horrible, every other login was just a black screen, I had to manually restart lightdm from virtual terminal way to many times.

However, if you DO want to try the packages, and hopefully get a better experience that what I did, keep reading below.

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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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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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