Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:33 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep The releases just keep on coming, don't they? The GNUstep live CD has been updated "The GNUstep live CD contains a lot of software for GNUstep, a free implementation of the OPENSTEP framework (which was also the base as Cocoa in Mac OS X)." The GNUstep page can tell you more about GNUstep itself.
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Maybe it's fast but...
by mzilikazi on Fri 4th Apr 2008 00:50 UTC
mzilikazi
Member since:
2006-02-11

It's ugly even by 1995 standards. There are plenty of fast desktops out there that don't make your eyes bleed. What exactly is the appeal?

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RE: Maybe it's fast but...
by helf on Fri 4th Apr 2008 16:51 in reply to "Maybe it's fast but..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

uh, because lots of people have lots of varying opinions on aesthetics. I, for one, despise GUIs KDE and Gnome. I just can't stand it. I still use a NeXT regularly and love how unobtrusive the GUI is. It's slick, out of the way, and awesome. Eye-candy just gets on my nerves ;)

Some people actually LIKE minimum and out of the way. It leaves lots of screen space for actual work.

Granted, it isn't for everyone. But people that like minimum GUIs like Flux, ratpoison, etc etc, would probably like the NeXT GUI (which wmaker is a clone of).

Heres a screenshot from my NeXT
http://helf.freeshell.org/screengrab-02-15-2008.jpg

Edited 2008-04-04 16:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Maybe it's fast but...
by righard on Fri 4th Apr 2008 19:19 in reply to "RE: Maybe it's fast but..."
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

There is however a difference between 'simplistic' and 'ugly'. I hate eye candy too, and am a quite happy user of dwm. I know it is personal but I think GNUstep is ugly. Not because there is too little eye candy but because imo the colours a badly chosen, the shades feel strange and the style uses in icons seem to be random. It seems there is no consistency at all.

I think if it was simpler ( eg. remove the shades, making all icons flat and the same etc. ) it would be more beautiful.

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