OSNews: Opinion: How Desktop Linux Should Behave
Jul 28, 2004, 23:30 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Oliviero)
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"The promise of Desktop Linux (DL) has been long coming. It's
made significant progress since the mid-90s when GNOME and KDE came
out, giving Linux users a somewhat modern desktop to work upon.
However, it's been 7 years and DL hasn't progressed much at all
since then. Today, DL is still nothing more than a UNIX-clone with
a task bar, a start menu, and a desktop with some icons on it. But
why has DL evolved at such a glacial pace?
"Here are the reasons: lack of organization among separate
projects, lack of standards, and an unwillingness to fix bad design
which leads to counter productiveness. I'll explain all of this in