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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Another Windows GUI copycat
by Rudy on Wed 18th Sep 2002 15:43 UTC

All these new attempts to bring Linux to the desktop are more of the same. Just another attempt to copy Windows GUI. Some more sucessfull some less. Just tweaking of KDE and GNOME, only to be more windows look-alike.

It is a pitty how much enormous amount of developers work is thrown in that direction. Yes, Windows interface is THE BEST user interface at the moment, but if Linux GUI developers keep trying to mimic it, they will always be behind.

For Linux to succeed on the desktop, it needs to offer something completely different. A new concept. A real innovation. Something that will be better that MS GUI and that will be a compelling reason for users to switch to Linux. Until then, this is all a waste of valuable time, for the developers and for Linux lovers, who anticipate every new Linux distro with hope.