A few articles have appeared recently discussing the copying of
the Windows interface to Linux to ease user migration, such as this
one. This is nothing new--Windows-like Linux desktop environments
such as LXP and xpde have been in existence for a few months/years.
I think these projects are great because the developers are
enjoying their work and I'm sure that some people use their
products, but I don't believe that this is the right way to attract
Windows users to desktop Linux.
"The main Linux desktop environments are KDE and Gnome and,
although their user interfaces are substantially different,
standards and projects are being introduced to make the underlying
APIs and functionality more similar and ease the accommodation of a
new user to desktop Linux..."
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