Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of Lindows.com joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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about the UI standards...
by LGW on Tue 29th Apr 2003 23:30 UTC

100% ACK. damn right.

But, in fact, I gave up.

I started programming for the Windows environment about 1993, using Borland Turbo Pascal for Windows V.1.5 - and guess what... there was a BOOK (*one* additional book!) in the package explaining how a UI should be designed following the microsoft guidelines.

That's 10 years ago. The unix world is still a mess. I mean, most "main" programs are OK now, there is OO (which is simply a UI copy of MSO, IMO, and has really *NO* own creativity in making things better), Mozilla is really usable, and some more programs which are OK.

But on the other hand, there are still GUIs featuring things like major buttons in the upper right corner, first needed informations in the second tab screen (like, in my #1 favorite for bad GUI (sorry, but IMHO...) xcdroast) which has to be *opened* before anything else will work, and stuff like that.

I mean, OK, M$ spends millions of dollars hiring peoble that do nothing else than UI design. But why can't we do this?

That's why I stick to PalmOS development... *sigh*