Elementary OS gives me hope. The best software, if such a thing exists, is not the prettiest, the quickest, or the most free. It’s a mixture of the three. The Elementary OS team has brought just that with Luna. Elementary really breaks the stigma that open-source software looks like crap. All fronts were perfected before launch. The system is beautiful and fluid. Typography was actually taken into account. The Elementary developer docs put many others to shame.
The only fault I could find in Elementary was the reliance on the Ubuntu Software Center. The Software Center is, simply put, the least Elementary-esque software in Elementary.
Cassidy James, from the Elementary project, alluded to the idea that the team may create their own app store. Hopefully, the Elementary team will prune whatever theoretical app store they may create in pursuit of a consistent and great user experience to parallel that which they have pioneered in Luna.
All hats off to the Elementary team on the release of Luna. A better Linux desktop.
“Form follows function — That has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one.”
Frank Lloyd Wright