Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Sep 2010 22:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There's this hole here at OSNews, a hole left when Psystar was dealt a devastating blow by Apple's legal team. That whole saga provided a nice steady stream of news articles that's been dried up for a while. However, Psystar was not the only clone maker out there - what happened to Quo Computer, that clone maker with an actual real-world store front? They're still here, and just launched a new product.
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RE[3]: Why?
by Moredhas on Thu 9th Sep 2010 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

I agree the Linux desktop environments can be a little alien at first, but I find Gnome, and any program that pays the slightest bit of attention to the Gnome HIG to be pretty consistent. Granted, compared to OS X, it is a little messy, but its wonderful compared to the jungle of Windows programs that do all sorts of crazy thing like ignore OS wide window decoration, or use their own, completely incomprehensible icons when perfectly good, stock system ones exist and are easy to implement. I'm more of a year at a time person when it comes to hopping between Windows and Linux, so my opinion is born from getting used to Linux and exploring the differences. Even (especially) the superficial ones for a GUI junkie like me.

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RE[4]: Why?
by pandronic on Thu 9th Sep 2010 17:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

It agree that there are a lot of widgets and default applications that look remarkably well in Linux, but IMO there are not enough of them yet.

In Windows I try to stick when possible with MS products. In the last years the quality of their GUIs has been really great. Otherwise there are so many applications for Windows that it's impossible not to find a good one. Unfortunately that's not true of Linux and this is a major hurdle.

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RE[5]: Why?
by Moredhas on Thu 9th Sep 2010 20:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Why?"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Windows certainly has improved in this reegard. A few years back, and Microsoft were the worst for ignoring their own HIG, and for doing the stupid things I listed before. MSN Messenger 7 and onwards on anything but Vista looked out of place, but even on Vista, it was still doing its own window decoration. Then there's all those printer software packages. HP are the worst offenders here, or Canon. A clever person can do without the included software package, but Joe the Plumber is just going to plug his printer in and put in the disc, click next five times, and have a computer loaded with crapware (thpugh given this is the normal behavior, you'd be hard pressed to notice a difference beyond habing a thirtieth program added to Windows startup).

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RE[4]: Why?
by nt_jerkface on Thu 9th Sep 2010 22:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

You can talk about how much you like the functionality all day but people are superficial when it comes to electronics and Gnome looks more like a competitor for Win98 than OSX or Win7.

KDE is the only modern looking desktop available in the Linux world.

Not only that but KDE has a better development team. The Gnome team isn't sure of where to go as can be seen by the Gnome 3 shell.

The Linux community is going it have to get over its love of Gnome if it wants to compete with OSX and Win7. Gnome is too far behind.

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