Linked by Ian MacGregor on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:40 UTC
Window Managers Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. It is also free software, with contributions being made by programmers from around the world.
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RE: NextStep was elegant?
by mlankton on Fri 4th Dec 2009 01:12 UTC in reply to "NextStep was elegant?"
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yeah, for 1993 it was downright science fiction. Look at what the competing desktops offered at the time. You may see NeXT as a blocky mess looking at it in 2009 and not having been a former user, but it still resembles a modern desktop. In 1993.

Think real hard about what Windows, X, OS/2, Amiga etc all offered in terms of user experience in 1993, and you'll understand why NeXT represented such a revolution and why it is still beloved today.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

But why go back to the best of 1993? Can't we do something better in 2009.

It was great for its time, I get it, but now is not its time. Technology is not as timeless as art.

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RE[2]: NextStep was elegant?
by bogomipz on Sun 6th Dec 2009 11:40 in reply to "RE: NextStep was elegant?"
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I wanted to mod this post up, but got the following message;

"Error: You have already moderated this user recently. Please let another user take it from here."

The problem with this is that most of the other users that want to upmod mlankton at this point will also have moderated the same posts I did!

This means that if somebody posts 3 or 4 very good contributions to the discussion, s/he will not get the deserved credit for the last post(s).

Would the OS News staff please consider removing this rule?

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