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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How about getting rid of the geek-factor
by Mike on Tue 20th Jul 2004 22:31 UTC

This unified desktop should also not come bundled with a bunch of applications that all start with same letter as the desktops name. Seriouusly, Evolution is just a nice name, and so is Firefox or OpenOffice (without the .org preferably). But I don't think adding a K or G to the name of every application is very Kool. It's all a bit geeky, and I think what Gnome is doing with the HIG is the way to if we want this unified desktop. I use Ximian Desktop and it does a great job configuring my desktop, and it's quite a relief from the unorganized chaos that was my former desktop. I am really looking forward to the next release of Novell's SuSE/Ximian desktop combination.