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[4]: Why?
by pandronic on Thu 9th Sep 2010 17:18 UTC 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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