Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2007 13:48 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core "The world is changing and online applications are becoming more and more popular, whether for e-mail or word processing. The developers behind Bigboard and Gnome's 'online desktop' initiative think it's time our desktops started catching up. Read on to find an interview with Colin Walters, more information about Bigboard, the online desktop and the obligatory screencast showing it off!"
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don't forget 1997
by buff on Mon 1st Oct 2007 12:33 UTC
buff
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2005-11-12

Don't forget 1997. This was the year Microsoft released Active Desktop. Information would be pushed to users via widgets embedded in the desktop. To this day I have never seen anyone actually use it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Desktop

I am an XFCE user and I see the desktop analogy as being outdated. I use XFCE with CDE style icons for the desktop. I find it more efficient to run the file manager separately on another workspace. Same goes for the browser. Using Compiz-Fusion I can toggle between screens easily. Much easier than having to hunt for items on the desktop.

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