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[Discuss] Linux desktop is here (Re: Ubuntu alternatives)

On 12/12/2011 11:52 AM, Rich Braun wrote:
> Derek Martin commented:
>> It's clear to me that the desktop has improved in the last 15
>> years or so, but frankly the improvements since then have only
>> been marginal, and on the whole I believe I was more satisfied
>> with my simple FVWM configuration.  The one thing I give the
>> Gnome people is that it is much less work for me to get an
>> environment that satisfies my basic need
> The whole concept of a window environment as pioneered at Xerox PARC gave us
> the basic need.  There's only so many ways you can throw rectangular boxes of
> content onto a 2-dimensional screen.  So improvements from the time they were
> invented to the distant future will always be "marginal".

I wish I could marginalize the Gnome "Find me if you can" disappearing 
scrollbar that's 3 pixels high. I wish the "disappearing" application 
selection bar wouldn't cover the left side of my display every time my 
mouse wanders within an inch of the left border. I wish I didn't have to 
reinstall using KUBUNTU just to get a "stays where  I put it" desktop.

Long story short, someone needs to tell Ubuntu that change for the sake 
of change is not necessarily a good thing.

Bill "Excuse me while I vent" Horne

Bill Horne

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