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Ubuntu and the Challenge of Design

Oct 08, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Buys)

"It's October, and that means it's time for a new Ubuntu release. This year, it's the big 10.10, the Maverick Meerkat, and on the surface, it's a beautiful piece of work

"he new default theme is sublime, muted, a pleasure on the eyes, and the new Canonical designed font, also named "Ubuntu" is likewise beautiful. In most respects, it seems that Ubuntu is making good on the promise of Mark Shuttleworth to raise the bar for desktop Linux from simply stable and usable to art.

"Shuttleworth has the right idea, but to truly accomplish his task, he's going to have to convince the rest of the open source community of something Steve Jobs said about the iPod in 2003: "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

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