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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Alternatives to cloning Windows..
by Chris on Wed 18th Sep 2002 12:56 UTC

Anonymous: it would also have some irony, in that m$ copied apple, so linux is now copying m$.

Except that Microsoft only copied Apple copyrighted (and correct me if I'm wrong, patented) metaphors like the file manager and the menu bar. Windows was never and would never be a direct clone of Mac OS.


Windows took much more from NeXTStep, in terms of the idea for the Taskbar, and the general look and feel(gray, and beveled). Perhaps if Linux wants to get into the desktop market it should be looking to GNUStep, and Window Maker, rather than creating a bastardized copy of the bastardization of that interface which gains all of the bad(the Windows GUI, under any layer of candy coating is a painful experience), while gaining none of the good(access to applications written for Windows).