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An operating system can be so beautiful

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Windows 10 is widespread, but it is certainly far from perfect. Above all, the inconsistent UI, which is outdated in many places, regularly drives many users to white heat. But Microsoft has recognized this and wants to give Windows 10 a design update in 2021. Windows 11 won't get much better, BUT: !!!! The free Linux distro Deepin shows what an elegant operating system can look like.

I think that's really awesome

AND :!  the system tray icon in the middle! is only something new with Windows11, Deepin has had it for a long time :-)

https://www.deepin.org/en/
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"from China" worries me a bit...
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@Guardian Do you think of spy software?
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@tc4me I might look at it... after I've opened it in a sandbox, and looked over the code first.

no offense but I prefer to roll my own distro's and self compile because at least that way I can remove any obvious spyware and hunt down the rest if it gets caught in the adaptive firewall.
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(July 1st, 2021 at 10:35 PM)SpookyZalost Wrote: @tc4me I might look at it... after I've opened it in a sandbox, and looked over the code first.

no offense but I prefer to roll my own distro's and self compile because at least that way I can remove any obvious spyware and hunt down the rest if it gets caught in the adaptive firewall.

@SpookyZalost Please Yes, looked over the code first !!! 
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@tc4me obviously what constitutes a beautiful operating system is relative to the observer...

for me function > form = elegant.

it's why I prefer window managers that can do a mixture of terminal interfaces and graphical windows.

a decent TUI even removes the need for graphical windows in most cases.

For example, before I changed it up this was my own Debian setup running openbox for the graphical backend.

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to me that's incredibly elegant and easy to use, though I recognize that to a lot of people this would feel fairly alien and difficult to use simply because of the reliance on a terminal shell despite it's low overhead and resource use compared to "modern" interfaces like windows 10, OSX, Gnome, Etc.

as a side note, I designed this interface to be used with my 21inch touchscreen, I've kinda shifted away from that to a nice mechanical keyboard and trackball mouse though.
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(July 17th, 2021 at 9:42 PM)SpookyZalost Wrote: I recognize that to a lot of people this would feel fairly alien and difficult to use simply because of the reliance on a terminal shell despite it's low overhead and resource use compared to "modern" interfaces like windows 10, OSX, Gnome, Etc.

haha, terminal or bust.
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Design is awesome, and as you already mentioned, what about security and spyware?
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@tc4me it's Linux, but if it helps I compile my own apps, check the code for stuff, and run clamav for an anti virus.
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( but if it helps I compile my own apps, check the code for stuff, and run clamav for an anti virus.)
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