[Beowulf] Sidebar: Vista Rant
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Jul 18 07:55:54 PDT 2007
andrew holway wrote:
> Linux still falls short in the desktop market. As a novice home user
I disagree with this statement. I have been using Linux on a laptop for
the last 7 years, and it works just fine in this paradigm.
> If the apple desktop was ported to linux i think Microsoft would be
Allow me to take a contrarian view. I don't see OSX desktop as being
particularly good. I found, when I tried to use it, that it felt as
restrictive as some other UI. It has lots of eye candy, and yes, this
appeals to some folks. Hey, I like Beryl, but it drives up power
consumption. So I disable it.
> dead in the water. Gnome is crap and kde is buggy.
Gnome is pretty good, and KDE is reasonable. The latter is a memory
hog. The former has some parts that are best left out. All in all I
find modern Gnome quite good. Much better than XP.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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