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RE[7]: Not so fast
by einr on Wed 28th Mar 2012 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Not so fast"
einr
Member since:
2012-02-15

I had a larger reply going, but I don't think it is worth posting. These are common arguments, and while I can understand them I have a hard time relating to them personally, so I'm just going to address this little gem:

they've done little to nothing up to this point

Really? You're going to claim this? When I started using Linux on the desktop (1998-ish,) it was pretty gosh-darn bad and often looked much like this:

http://fvwm95.sourceforge.net/screenshot-full.gif
http://xwinman.org/screenshots/fvwm95-daBorg.gif

There has been a LOT of progress, and although I personally think some of the newer developments are detrimental (Unity, GNOME 3, the pulseaudio mess), consistency and usability of the Linux desktop now is lightyears beyond what it was even five or ten years ago.

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RE[8]: Not so fast
by jimmy1971 on Wed 28th Mar 2012 17:05 in reply to "RE[7]: Not so fast"
jimmy1971 Member since:
2009-08-27

Lol...!

Thank you for the screenshots! They made me sentimental for my first Linux installation, which would have been Slackware (version 7 if amnesia serves me correct). Considering it was 1998, the shots don't look much/any worse than Win95/98 at the time.

:)

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