ms apps with muncher
mawali at news.icns.com
Wed Feb 21 17:30:47 CST 2001
Thansk for the response. Point well taken. It could be a good starting
point, but, one thing. Please lose the paperclip it annoys the heck out of
On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Josh Walker wrote:
> By announcing my intentions I've seem to have struck a chord with some
> people both here at work and on the mailing list (Not a bad chord, but
> just enough to take notice) Allow me to explain my goals on project
> muncher. It's a little more than "let's see how much we can make linux
> look like windows"
> I understand that Windows is fairly buggy software with an ickey
> unmalleable interface and a kernel that looks like spaghetti going through
> a sieve. I also know that Linux is probably one of the most slickest
> kernels ever created. Modular, scalible, added to the fact it been linked
> to a filesystem based of one of oldest and best around, topped off with
> the ablility to configure darn near anything, why would you want anything
> The probelm is this. Most users don't care. Doing the math I've concluded
> that the percent of users who don't give a hoot about anything that makes
> linux a good OS is directly proportional to the percent of people using
> something else.
> I take the example of my mother as the typical windows user. She is a very
> nice person, as all mothers are, but really doesn't care that I can skin
> "And that does what again?"
> "Does it run Quicken?"
> "Where's the paperclip?"
> I think you kind of get the idea here.
> People don't want things that are differnt, even though it's for the
> better. Trust me, I have an ex-fiance and was forced to deal with that
> same issue. The fact of the matter is if it looks like windows and walks
> like windows, it's windows, at least as far as my mother is concerned. All
> the behind the scenes linux stuff (which is far cooler as far as we are
> concerned) will be an added bonus for both us and her.
> I also like make waves. Apple is theating legal action for people who just
> make Aqua *themes* Imagine annoucing to the world that you have a version
> of "windows" that is not only didn't come from Gates, but one that is
> totaly free. If MS even tried to litagate it'll make napster look like a
> circius show. MS is already been decalerd a monopoly. Now they are trying
> to crush a venture to make a compatible system in some garage somewhere.
> Anyway enough ranting. I have an update. The PC I was using to create the
> distro blew it's motherboard so it's on hold until I can pin down another
> cheap PC to use as a test bed. It's cheaper just to get a new a new PC
> than replace the board. I'd love to work on the do-hickeys here at work
> with glade, but I'm under contarct that any I devlop on the clock is owned
> by the company.
> -Joshua Walker
> On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, FT Rathore wrote:
> > Hi
> > Is it just me or is it that you are trying hard to copy look of a badly
> > written desktop. This way you are limiting yourself, think beyond POS
> > windows desktop. Free your mind, come up with something better.
> > FT
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