Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 29th Nov 2009 20:02 UTC, submitted by fsmag
GNU, GPL, Open Source From Free Software Magazine: "Google promises a much needed shift in the way small computers work. Problems like software updates, backups, installation, maintenance, viruses, have plagued the world for too long: a shift is way overdue. To me, however, the change about to happen shows us what many people have refused to believe for a long time: KDE and GNOME shot each other dead."
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RE: Linux GUI mess
by lego on Mon 30th Nov 2009 08:13 UTC in reply to "Linux GUI mess"
lego
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2008-03-25

Answer to Linux GUI mess @amiga500:

Yes. I wonder how many users really requested something as Compiz?

Edited 2009-11-30 08:16 UTC

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RE[2]: Linux GUI mess
by Darkmage on Mon 30th Nov 2009 08:30 in reply to "RE: Linux GUI mess"
Darkmage Member since:
2006-10-20

by compiz they meant, make it do what mac os does as nicely as mac os does it. In return they receive tacky plastic fisher price effects. not sleek integrated macintosh effects ;) The fact that cairo dock exists, whilst a bunch of pretty useful "core" apps don't says a fair bit about where some people want to take desktop linux. If people want to clone mac please use etoile. May as well make the whole thing work/act like a mac.

Edited 2009-11-30 08:35 UTC

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RE[3]: Linux GUI mess
by sorpigal on Mon 30th Nov 2009 13:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux GUI mess"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Compiz and friends is the correct solution: Build the ability to build effects. Mechanism, not policy. Then, the distribution vendor has the option of configuring it to be just like MacOS if that's what the distribution vendor wants. Then, the system administrator has the option of changing that. Then, the user has the same option.

I fail to see the problem.

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