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"I can't understand why the main object is to offer similar things Windows offers, instead of being innovative, they are copycats."
The answer is simple (and maybe stupid): Linux desktops want new users and those who still use MICROS~1 products to use a Linux desktop instead. Their question is: "Oh erm Linux? Is it like 'Windows'?" or "Can it do everything 'XP' can do?" So they usually think about offering the same functionalities as "Windows" does. In the second stage, they innovate and bring new features to the community. Sad to say, usually the answer is "Uh, that's to complicated for me!" or "But is it available in German (or any other non-english language), too?" When it comes to innovations, it usually takes a longer time for people to use it; as I mentioned in another discussion posting before, can you imagine how many people are unable (or not willing) to use document templates? And they've been innovated years ago.
"Me? Ratpoison is all i need."
Take 'xzgv -tzf rat*' instead. :-)
"Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)"
Most users don't want it simple, they just want it stupid (and complicated). Just imagine how difficult it is for some to tell what hardware they are running, what IP they currently have assigned or how the name of their word processor is.