>argument that developing new things is actually quite expensive. hence
>has two bad imitations of the windows graphical desktop, widely regarded as
>quite poor from a UI point of view. is there any cutting age UI research
>done on linux? not that i know of ...
Perhaps Gnome is crap from a usability point of view , but KDE is right up
with the 3.X range as its just as nice as using a Microserf UI. It certainly
From: Nick Murtagh [mailto:murtaghn at tcd.ie]
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 6:08 PM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] UnitedLinux
On Thursday 30 May 2002 15:00, kevin lyda wrote:
> i don't know about connectiva, but the other three companies have had
> poor track records supporting free software. caldera's ransom love has
> bemoaned free software in the past. suse has several non-free bits -
> i think yast is still not free. and turbo linux has not released it's
> clustering code afaik.
i'm sure the suse kernel hackers would dispute their supposed lack of
commitment to free software...
they have non-free bits to add value and hopefully make some money so
they can keep contributing to free software, like ximian. would you
rather they just gave up?
free software is basically a bunch of reimplementations, and i've heard the
argument that developing new things is actually quite expensive. hence linux
has two bad imitations of the windows graphical desktop, widely regarded as
quite poor from a UI point of view. is there any cutting age UI research
done on linux? not that i know of...
> i dunno, no matter how one feels about redhat, their commitment to free
> software has been rather consistent.
yes, but their recent moves to acquire software patents are worrying...
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