Desktop FreeBSD

Johnson David DavidJohnson at
Tue Mar 9 10:54:15 PST 2004

On Tuesday 09 March 2004 05:29 am, Willie Viljoen wrote:

> That's what KDE and GNOME are for, to add desktops to UNIX operating
> systems, the operative word being "add". UNIXes were never meant to
> be desktops. Adding a desktop to a UNIX is a great idea as it opens
> up UNIX to a new market, but that's still no case for turning UNIX
> itself into a desktop system.

UNIX was never meant to be a "desktop", but that's only because there 
wasn't a concept of "desktop" back then. UNIX was the desktop of its 
day. When everyone else was making systems to run on expensive 
mainframes for governments and huge corporations, UNIX was made for a 
mini-computer affordable by universities and smaller companies.


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