PC World:Open Source Is Polluting the Windows Experience
Sep 02, 2009, 16:33 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randall C. Kennedy)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Low, Kuan
Loong for this link. ]
"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."
A little flamebait for your Wednesday-- ed.