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J_K9@Linux: Linux That Looks Like Windows: Bad!

Jan 02, 2007, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to J_K9 for this link. ]

A few articles have appeared recently discussing the copying of the Windows interface to Linux to ease user migration, such as this one. This is nothing new--Windows-like Linux desktop environments such as LXP and xpde have been in existence for a few months/years. I think these projects are great because the developers are enjoying their work and I'm sure that some people use their products, but I don't believe that this is the right way to attract Windows users to desktop Linux.

"The main Linux desktop environments are KDE and Gnome and, although their user interfaces are substantially different, standards and projects are being introduced to make the underlying APIs and functionality more similar and ease the accommodation of a new user to desktop Linux..."

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