Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:35 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As I already explained in the first Usability Terms article, consistency goes a long way in ensuring a pleasurable user experience in graphical user interfaces. While some user interfaces appear to be more graphically consistent than others, Windows has always appeared to be worse than most others - probably because it carries with it stuff that dates back to the 16bit era. IStartedSomething agrees with this, and started the Windows UI TaskForce.
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RE[6]: Why?
by chris_dk on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
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As I said, I think proprietary software is bad, and it should go as soon as possible.

I am interested in your opinion on how to make sustainable products that are specialized.

Open Source and Free Software is very good at producing low level software and software for the general public. However, I don't think that it is a good business model for niche products that very few developers can actually contribute to.

This is something that Free Software developers to this day still have not acknowledged: that there exists other business models than their own. This hurts the advancement of Free Software.

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