User friendly Free Software Desktops (was: Very Worried at MS .net)

MJ Ray markj at
Wed Jul 18 07:03:33 UTC 2001

Alistair Davidson <lord_inh at> writes:

> This is the thing. They're mostly copying Apple, not providing the sorts
> of major new innovations we need in order to outdo Microsoft, Apple, and
> BeOS in terms of useability. We do need to imitate the successful GUIs,
> but we also need to introduce brand new ideas of our own.

and XFCE is/started as a CDE clone.

I can't help but second the above.  *Most* of the things currently
done in the X desktop environment space seem to be copies of other
people's innovations.  Can either FSFE or freedesktop please sponsor a
list to look into developing our own?

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