Open source getting a unified desktop

Tango! Project

Steven Garrity, my good friend and creative director of silverorange, has announced the creation of the Tango Project, an effort that aims to provide:

  • A specified default native look.
  • A subsystem to help standardize toolkits on a common look and feel.
  • A complete, standard set of application, mimetype, and stock icons to build upon a style guide.
  • Cross-desktop humane interface guidelines.
  • Looks to be an excellent project. Can’t wait to see what comes out of it.

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    Author: Chris Messina

    Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

    2 thoughts on “Open source getting a unified desktop”

    1. how is this different from the long-time existing project? They have achieved a lot of milestones already.
      What makes this effort different from freedesktop?

    2. Well, judging from my first impression on both sites, the Tango Project definitely has much more visual appeal — and has a bunch of great folks involved. I seem to remember them mentioning the FreeDesktop project as a source of inspiration, so maybe it’s a second generation branch of the project… Not sure exactly, but it looks promising!

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