Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Jun 2006 12:54 UTC, submitted by Valour
Linux "The impending release of Windows Vista with its fancy Aero Glass special effects, along with the hasty addition of the similar XGL and Compiz technologies to the latest SUSE Linux release makes me think that programmers have a warped idea of what desktop computing is about. For some reason, many GNU/Linux users are concerned about competing feature-for-feature with Vista, while Apple and Microsoft struggle to add more graphical extras to their already graphics-intensive desktop OSes. It's gotten so that you need a serious 3D video card (with proprietary drivers) and a fairly fast computer just to keep up with desktop environments. Whatever happened to being productive and having fun?"
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Reminds me of the internet bashing
by griffinme on Wed 28th Jun 2006 18:39 UTC
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This arguement reminds me of the debate over websites from 8 years ago. "We don't need any stinking graphics on the net! It just makes my connection slower." Certainly there were/are abuses but how many plain text websites do you see today? Didn't much of the work from then lead to interesting sites we see today?

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