Linked by Allen Boyles on Mon 7th Nov 2011 09:46 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces In the commercial software world, user interfaces are generally designed by one group. Like Microsoft for Windows or Apple for Mac OS. Those desktop environments were designed by one company who did things like user testing and statistical analysis to try and make the desktop they thought would work best. Linux is different. Large groups definitely DO perform user testing and statistical analysis, but one group can also say "Here's what we want" and, if they have the ability to code it, their idea comes into being. It's pretty amazing, when you think about it. Linux lets people create what they want. If you don't like what's out there, fork it! Or start from scratch! You're in control!
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RE: KDE does it right IMHO
by cjcoats on Mon 7th Nov 2011 20:28 UTC in reply to "KDE does it right IMHO"
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DISCLAIMER: I'm a power-user, developer and user of environmental models. Most of the apps I use are not found in any distro.

If I don't have all of the following

* Multiple workspaces
* Multi-tasking
* Easily customized application menu
* Focus follows mouse
* Virtual desktops larger than the physical screen

then it is a showstopper, and if you refuse me those capabilities, then to Hell with you!

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