forward thinking about the UI

David Gerard dgerard at
Tue Nov 24 00:46:10 GMT 2009

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Gerard <dgerard at>
Date: 2009/11/24
Subject: Re: forward thinking about the UI
To: Derek Broughton <derek at>

2009/11/23 Derek Broughton <derek at>:
> Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
>> On Sat, November 21, 2009 22:25, Samuel Thurston, III wrote:

>>> the general linux-desktop layout (gnome/kde)
>>> hasn't really changed in 15-20 years or so.

>> KDE is only 13 years old, and Gnome is even younger.

> Nevertheless, it's not impossible.  The general desktop layout of KDE is
> still awfully Windows 95-ish.  And before KDE and Gnome, there was also CDE.

And Windows 95 is a Bizarro-ray clone of NeXTstep. (Which also became,
of course, that well-known Unix interface Mac OS X.)

- d.

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