LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: Amiga, We Hardly Knew Ye
Oct 04, 2000, 14:46 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"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."