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Suggestion: Website appearance check and a more noticeable forum for Linux/FOSS

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DWhite Posted: Thu, Mar 24 2011 12:07 AM

May I recommend taking influence from  http://www.canonical.com/ https://one.ubuntu.com/ or http://www.kubuntu.org/ ? the design is very eye-catching and clean at the same time.

 

Also, when I first came on it took me a while to find a forum that has anything to do with Linux or Open Source software. I realize this is a hardware site, but Linux is used on virtually any piece of hardware imaginable, even pieces of hardware that are barely salvageable. There should be a sub-forum within the forum for Operating Systems.

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Check out the Operating System area. Thats where most of it is talked about. 

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 6:56 AM

I'm not complaining about the site design, in fact I seem to get used to site designs more quickly then others. I'm also one of the few who doesn't have a problem with Graker's new interface.

Yeah, I'm one of the few.

 

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DScheive replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 9:02 AM

I can care less about the eye candy of the site but having a dedicated linux section is a MUST! i have 2 laptops that have linux and 1 with Windows XP Dark Edition (i only have old laptops, no desktops :P), and the only reason i use windows is for itunes and for games... but i try and stay on linux as much as possible cause everything about it is amazing... and im sure many of this sites forum-ers use linux too :)

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DWhite replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 9:01 PM

When Project Bossanova starts to seriously take off, you won't need Windows at all anymore. If Apple is smart, they will release a version for Linux, their Unix sisters. But, when Windows does die, it will be interesting to see how good Unix can compete against viruses.

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DScheive replied on Fri, Mar 25 2011 9:58 AM

im sure the apple is either considering it or already working on a lonux version itunes... but this project bossanova is cool... but it dont help with making the windows games multi-platform

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DWhite replied on Fri, Mar 25 2011 10:29 PM

No, that's not the point with P.B., it is to make games exclusively for Linux. Which means it will most likely be closed source, so people cannot convert it into a format for Mac or Windows. It is meant to be a free game that Linux users can download and take away Windows' biggest reason for it's existence. Gaming. WINE and Play on Linux are working hard at windows games being multi-platform, and it is going along quite well.

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