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Please see https://hellosystem.github.io/ for documentation.

This repository is where developers and interested advanced users brainstorm on helloSystem. If you are looking for documentation, Live ISO downloads, and other practical information, look at https://hellosystem.github.io/.

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What?

A desktop system for creators that focuses on simplicity, elegance, and usability.

Following the published Human Interface Guidelines, and First Principles of Interaction Design liberally re-interpreted for today.

Based on FreeBSD.

For mere mortals. Welcoming to switchers from macOS. Not just a theme. Not a clone of anything, but something with which the long-time Mac user should feel instantly comfortable. The latest technologies, without the complexities of Linux distributions. Without lockdown. Without Big Brother. The user in full control.

Less, but better!

Why?

Because we used to like the Mac, since 1984. But it's increasingly getting... difficult:

Source: https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/1439658437361680386

Lock-down:

Irrepairable, non-upgradeable hardware:

Less and less Mac-like desktop user experience:

How?

Just follow Bruce Tognazzini's First Principles of Interaction Design

https://asktog.com/atc/principles-of-interaction-design/

Contributing

This project lives from your involvement.

Please see https://hellosystem.github.io/docs/developer/contributing

We need help with issues flagged with help-wanted – maybe you'd like to look into issues flagged with good-first-issue. Other contributions are, of course, welcome.

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Desktop system for creators with a focus on simplicity, elegance, and usability. Based on FreeBSD. Less, but better!

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