Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Aug 2009 19:08 UTC
Linux A complaint you hear quite often is that the Linux desktop environments, which mostly refers to KDE and GNOME, are trying too hard to be like Windows and Mac OS X. Now, even James Bottomley, Distinguished Engineer at Novell, Director of the Linux Foundation, and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board (put that on your business card) states in an interview that he believes the Linux desktop is too much like Windows and Mac.
Permalink for comment 381124
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
The TWM, Ion & Others...
by hoak on Thu 27th Aug 2009 23:10 UTC
Member since:

It's obvious that no matter what; Linux will be 'damned' just because it's Linux; though I personally would like to see one of the TWMs like Ion incorporated or even become the default Window Manager in a popular Linux Distro.

The Tiling Window Manager is the defacto underlying design where ever form must follow function and a fast, easy-to-use, results oriented interface is required. From Aircraft and Ship MFDs, to mission critical and real-time systems management interfaces like those Nuclear Reactors, to the results oriented interfaces of productivity applications; the TWM design automates more of the interface, is more efficient for it, and easier to use -- period.

While TWMs may not have the superficial, glamorous, toy-like aspect of the cascading windows desktop allegory; they don't have to forego it, and can offer Linux the in-road to something that's more then just a leg up on Windows, that's both a lot more powerful, and easier to use...


Edited 2009-08-27 23:13 UTC

Reply Score: 2