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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....Time Flys.......
by hyperdaz on Wed 30th Apr 2003 10:34 UTC

Its interesting how things go round and round.... some OSes resolved these things decades ago time moves on and then they recreating the same mess...

Asking the old questions:-...
keep everything the same
keep everything as it is but only show "certain parts to the enduser"
keep everything as simple as possible

I think the best thing to do is take a stance and stick with it for a few decades no matter what it is... it has to be consistant.

The question of the desktop user and how to gain create a bigger push over to linux... " I hear some windows users say I have windows working as I need why should I change? "

The answer has to be in whats developed under Linux if all the apps that run are just replacement for Windows apps or look the same then for that user theres not much reason for change...

There needs to be a push into new ways of using a desktop, interacting with a desktop... The reason for keeping 2D enviroments over exploring 3D "virtual reality" enviroments is that doing most things would not be an improvement from the current ways of doing them etc... To write a letter the only way people are thinking is through 2D eyes and placing this into a 3D enviroment.... *may not help you do the letter faster or better but may have other unseen advantages*

There needs to be either killer apps "the old way of thinking what pushes OSes and enviroments" or maybe its time to explore fundermentals a lot more.... and changes in how we use linux in a everyday useage and create something totally new and fresh... that people will see the advantages and what to use and adopt..

simple examples from time
- punch cards to keyboards
- 70's/80's move from command line to GUI...
- windows 3.1 to windows 95a *mostly same product just a different
way of looking at it and thinking about how to interact with it"

Microsoft have always let others create then borrowed... *I wont go down this road no more as it serves no improvement to Linux*

If no one or nothing is ever creating whats going to be pushing the boundries of Computing...

In twenty or fourty years time we will still have a 2D monitor, keyboard n mouse... with "Application menu" in the bottom left hand corror...

................................maybe u get my point maybe u dont................................