Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2005 12:05 UTC, submitted by Magnum
Linux "So how's that look-like-Windows thing working for the Linux community? Is the wave of desktop adoption far ahead of where it was in 2001 and 2002 when this started? And, if not, why don't we stop doing it? Is it because we're stuck on stupid?"
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RE: Where's the innovation?
by dylansmrjones on Wed 5th Oct 2005 22:04 UTC in reply to "Where's the innovation? "
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

We got compositing and kick-ass graphics cards, but the best we can do is shadows, transparency and wobbly windows?

This has nothing to do with UI nor with usability. It's only interesting in regard to eye-candy and let's be honest. Eye-candy is to be avoided unless it clearly ADDS needed functionality.

Perhaps the home user wants a bloated system, but I want a system with the smallest possible footprint without sacrifing usability. So eye-candy is the only thing to sacrifice ;)

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RE[2]: Where's the innovation?
by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 22:22 in reply to "RE: Where's the innovation? "
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This has nothing to do with UI nor with usability. It's only interesting in regard to eye-candy
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Really... Have you seen expose? How would you acomplish that without compositing and modern graphic cards?

And that's just scrathcing the surface, even when only looking at spatial task management.

Besides, just adding "feel" to the user interface increases usability. It's a large part of what makes an interface intuitive.

I don't know what you think is usability, but I suggest you read up on it.

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