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Boston Globe: Linux makeover

Mar 25, 1999, 08:51 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hiawatha Bray)

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"Even in the software business, looks matter. Which is why the red-hot Linux operating system is getting some cosmetic surgery."

"The solution is clear enough. Linux needs a good graphical user interface, or GUI, like Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh or Microsoft's Windows. Nearly everybody uses GUI-type computers today. Instead of typing commands, we point and click at images on the screen."

"I've got the two most popular Linux GUIs running on my home machines, and both of them are just good enough to make me wish they were better."

"The best-behaved of the two is a German product called KDE"

"Gnome is pretty, but it's also pretty buggy."

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