Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Aug 2009 19:08 UTC
Linux A complaint you hear quite often is that the Linux desktop environments, which mostly refers to KDE and GNOME, are trying too hard to be like Windows and Mac OS X. Now, even James Bottomley, Distinguished Engineer at Novell, Director of the Linux Foundation, and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board (put that on your business card) states in an interview that he believes the Linux desktop is too much like Windows and Mac.
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True Innovation
by agrotr0n on Thu 27th Aug 2009 20:04 UTC
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I think some true innovation has to be made. I am bored with all that copying from each other (.. yeah sometimes copying is a catalysator for innovation is good for the enduser). The open source community has to work more closely with artists and interface designers. There are so many cool ideas for next-gen interfaces. I have a complete concept for a new interface myself. For all those ideas to become reality we need some tool kit which enables artists to work in a way that suits them. That means full WYSIWYG. Everyone must be able to contribute in ones prefered field and has to be provided with the right tools for the job. For artists this would be some kind of integrated graphical editor like flash or similar.

Additionally it would be cool if web and desktop would merge in a way that doesnt cut down the desktop experience in favor of the web restrictions. Full integration of 3D stuff and composition is a must have.
Everything has to work everywhere! How about further extending HTML and SVG so be able to deliver everything we can think of in the field of interfaces?

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