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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The latest version of Ubuntu, codenamed Natty Narwhal, isn't just another release of the iconic distribution. We take a comprehensive look at the new interface.
It's not enough to be an efficient operating system these days. To capture the hearts and eyes of desktop usersm an OS must be intuitive, easy to use, and pretty.
We're visual creatures, and computers are no longer the domain of bearded geeks locked in dark rooms. Everyone has one on their desktop as PCs and Macs, in their backpack as netbooks or tablets, and even in their pocket as smartphones. And they must all make themselves so easy to use that the interface itself becomes transparent. If it gets in your way, it's not a good design.