"It's rare these days for me to start up a Linux distribution
and be surprised. Most major distributions all look fairly similar,
use either KDE or Gnome (or XFce with a theme that resembles one of
those), and offer essentially the same set of applications. Linpus,
a Chinese distribution that I'd never heard of until a random post
about it on a tech blog, is definitely different.
"Linpus is quite unique, at least visually. The default way
things are presented is almost iPhone-ish. In 'easy' mode
applications are grouped in tabs: internet, work, learn, play, and
settings. It looks like it would be quite at home on an iPhone or
(more realistically) one of those new mini-PCs like the ASUS
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