Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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RE: A unified desktop - could it work?
by Anonymous on Tue 20th Jul 2004 19:40 UTC

This is the same guy who wrote the looking glass article a while back.

You could theoretically take this concept and apply it to Project Looking Glass too; a 2D representation of a button could be natively represented in Project Looking Glass as a 3D button

This will not only make all of the software more integrated, but it will put software in peoples hands in an environment that is familiar to them.

These are cool concepts to explore in a small project or lab, not on my desktop. Most people are happy using KDE, I hate it, and like being able to choose to avoid it.

There are many people out these just like me that are happy on low clutter, flat, 2D desktops built for speed.

The idea of adding 3D, rounded bevels, and whiz-bang animations to my desktop is just feature bloat, and I don't want it near me.

Fisher Price needs go after both MS and KDE for their recent desktop themes.