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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RE[5]: The TWM, Ion & Others...
by antenna on Fri 28th Aug 2009 06:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: The TWM, Ion & Others..."
antenna
Member since:
2006-10-22

Maybe, maybe not - I didn't really see anything in that particular video that distinguishes it from the ones that already exist. Could be interesting though.

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setec_astronomy Member since:
2007-11-17

Sorry, I did hit the submit button too early in my GP post. The current focus seems to be getting the basic tiling functionality into trunk and concentrating on tiling WM specific compositing later on, which should be fairly interesting once Qt Kinetic / animated layouts arrive. In the meanwhile, I plan to give this tiling mode a whirl once it hits trunk, especially because I'm interested how well it blends with the existing kwin compositing effects (present desktops, desktop switching effects, etc.) and how close it comes to Ion in concert with the new window tagging capabilities of kwin.

Edited 2009-08-28 06:57 UTC

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