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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: Amiga, We Hardly Knew Ye

Oct 04, 2000, 14:46 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Since the last release of AmiWM was in 1998, this window manager is currently based on Amiga OS 3.2. At first glance, there is not a lot to see in the AmiWM desktop, just a menu bar at the top of the screen."

"The Workbench premise is a pretty simplistic one: you get a menu to launch your stuff and a desktop to hold your stuff. That's it. No taskbars, no desktop menus, just something small and fast to run your X apps when you want them."

"And this is by no means a full emulation; in fact, some of the menu commands in the Workbench menu set are there for purely cosmetic reasons, forever frozen out. This drove me slightly nuts at first, since I thought something was wrong."

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