Ubuntu loosing its popularity

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Thu Dec 1 14:23:43 UTC 2011

On 1 December 2011 13:57, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are at least 2 complete desktop environments that I know of for
> Linux that are based on pre-Windows-9x OSs: GNUstep and ROX Desktop.
Long-rant cut clean, GNUStep is a clone of OpenStep, which is
basically a port of Steve Jobs' NextStep.

Even though I used to use *Step WMs in the past, they are borderline
impossible to use and the only thing they have going for is "well,
they're not (expletive) Windows/Gnome/Unity/Insert-pet-peeve".

WindowMaker has taken over GnuStep's stagnated remains and appears to
be available for Ubuntu variants. Also GnuStep is still available in
the Ubuntu repos. On the other hand I would rather advise people use
to use Unity before either of these. Disclaimer: I was an avid
Windowmaker/*Step user, even on Windows (thanks Cygwin).

Still, I wouldn't recommend any Unity-based environment to anyone
these days under any circumstance. Luckily it happens to be Ubuntu's

Hakan (m1fcj) - http://www.hititgunesi.org
"What part of 'ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn'
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