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"I'm speaking, of course, of the recent appearance of Linux UI conventions under Windows. From the simplest open source utilities to the most polished commercial offerings, the stench of Linux is now permeating many of my favorite programs.

"Case in point: FileZilla. I live and die by this robust little FTP client. It's fast and flexible, and it simply gets the job done. However, each time I use it I'm reminded of its disease-ridden ancestry. FileZilla is, after all, a cross-platform program, one that has near-identical ports to Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X. This subtle malignancy rears its ugly head in a variety of places throughout the UI, and it irks me to no end."
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