Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th May 2008 18:30 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Rethinking the desktop metaphor, or even improving it in any significant way, is a daunting task, and few dare to take the risk. The end result is that the desktop metaphor that we use today barely changed over the years - which is quite unique for the computing industry, as normally, things change very rapidly.
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RE: Well...
by tech10171968 on Wed 14th May 2008 03:49 UTC in reply to "Well..."
tech10171968
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...call me old-fashioned, but I've yet to find a better alternative than Openbox. It's hands down the best piece of software I've ever used. Simple yet elegant, easy on system resources and absolutely bullet-proof. Too bad it isn't available for Windows, which unfortunately is the platform I have to use most of the time.

http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Main_Page


Actually, something very, very similar is indeed available for Windows. It's called BBLean, and it seems to be a descendant of Blackbox. In fact, I was using this as my shell replacement on XP for years before I went to Linux full-time.

You can check it out at http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/

Edited 2008-05-14 03:51 UTC

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