Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 15:51 UTC, submitted by William Lahti
Linux The first snapshot release of Komodo, a next-generation Linux/.NET-based operating system, is now available. "A new desktop environment codenamed Dagon is now being developed with [D-Bus, Composite, Linux 2.6] to bring a new face of Linux to users. The environment is being developed around the Emotion graphics/UI toolkit to best make use of these new display and communication technologies as well as to provide a solid and useable interface for casual users." Get the latest snapshots from their FTP servers. Read more information for developers, users and enterprise users.
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RE[3]: nice, but... why?
by fury on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 16:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: nice, but... why?"
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Indeed! Why hasn't anyone thought of a "Less is more until the user hints at more" philosophy, or, indeed templateable UI can produce both philosophies with one code base. I'm not saying those two ideas are concrete for Komodo, but where are the people who TRY that stuff instead of just trying to be A. More like OSX and B. More like Windows. That's the fundamental two ways that Gnome and KDE (respectively) are developing their software. I can't agree with either, because even though OSX is a wonderful OS, it is not without it's flaws.

Instead, our philosophy is more "study your predecessors" and "investigate new ways to improve upon your predecessors". Our system directory layout is partially based on OSX's, but our APIs look closer to BeOS, and we use C# and .NET from Microsoft. On top of that we think of our own ideas above this "sweet blend" of ideas working together.

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RE[4]: nice, but... why?
by on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 23:37 in reply to "RE[3]: nice, but... why?"
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well, what about windowmaker, xfce, enlightenment, fluxbox, etc? the reason that gnome and kde have so much support is through user support, not a lack of options.

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RE[5]: nice, but... why?
by on Sat 24th Sep 2005 00:29 in reply to "RE[4]: nice, but... why?"
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well, what about windowmaker, xfce, enlightenment, fluxbox, etc? the reason that gnome and kde have so much support is through user support, not a lack of options.

What about it? Would you care to ask a real question?

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