SPAM: Score 3.3: Re: Instead of, why not...

Matthias Buelow mkb at
Fri Feb 11 18:14:42 PST 2005

Johnson David wrote:

> Currently Windows rules the desktop world, even for diehard Unix shops. But
> that will not last forever. We need to start thinking about the desktop
> today. We need to stop the official discouragement of desktop FreeBSD.

MacOS X is the "Desktop BSD".  It is available today, and it works 
better than anything else at being a "desktop".  Considering the sorry 
state of integrated "desktops" on Unix today (i.e., Gnome and KDE) and 
compare it with Windows, do you really think that will convince any 
Windows user?  Windows really is bad enough already, why should they 
change for a much worse user interface.  For those of us that have been 
using X11 with various window managers for the last decade or more, that 
isn't an issue -- we're used to a different way of working, but those 
Windows types expect quite different things, which they'll only find in 
MacOS, outside of Windows, for the forseeable future.

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