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 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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by BoGoMiPz on Wed 30th Apr 2003 22:25 UTC

Daan said:

2) The X-Windows system is also not very good. There should be one toolkit. For example, create a GTK+2 or QT3 X-server extension and rewrite all toolkit libraries including Athena Widgets to just call functions from this toolkit.

That's right - make one new GUI toolkit with a nice API like in BeOS and make wrappers for all other toolkits.

BTW, if you really want to be radical and do away with legacy you should base your system on some new improved(tm) programming language. C++ is nothing but a hack to make C object oriented. (that's very off topic, I know)