"The impending release of Windows Vista with its fancy Aero
Glass special effects, along with the hasty addition of the similar
XGL and Compiz technologies to the latest SUSE Linux release makes
me think that programmers have a warped idea of what desktop
computing is about. For some reason, many GNU/Linux users are
concerned about competing feature-for-feature with Vista, while
Apple and Microsoft struggle to add more graphical extras to their
already graphics-intensive desktop OSes. It's gotten so that you
need a serious 3D video card (with proprietary drivers) and a
fairly fast computer just to keep up with desktop environments.
Whatever happened to being productive and having fun...?"