Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Sep 2002 02:30 UTC
Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Comments from a Windows user
by Darius on Wed 18th Sep 2002 04:01 UTC

"This is a desktop OS, meant to be used by both Windows individual users and Windows-based corporations."

Well, since I fit into the first category and since it seems that most people who have commented so far are mainly Linux users, I'll throw in my two cents.

Taking a look at the screenshots, it looks like ... well, it looks like ... Windows. It's amazing to me that with all of the 'Windows sucks' mentality of the Linux crowd, I see God's gift to OS's looking more and more like Windows every day.

So, they gussy it up and make it look like an ugly, bastardized version of Windows (probably taking a lot of the cutomization out of it at the same time), and then throw the same lame-ass applications on top of it. Why am I not impressed? Note to the coporate scum .. there was nothing wrong with KDE to begin with - leave it alone. Duh!

Also, I think it's funny that many of you are so surprised about how similar to Windows that Linux is becoming. I've said it before and I'll say it again - you will NEVER, EVER see Linux dominating the desktop without it basically being a clone of Windows, complete with a dumbed-down interface (think AOL), security holes, and spyware. If you want Linux to remain open and free, keep it to yourselves, AWAY from the masses and away from the commercial bastards who will eventually ruin it if one day the masses do happen to come.

From a Windows user's point of view, want to know how to attract my attention? Build some applications that blow away what I am currently using, because I really don't give two shits about the OS ... I *am* using Windows afterall ;)