polling my FreeBSD compariots...

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 23:45:22 UTC 2007

On 12/03/07, Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
. . .
> PS. Because i don't get definition of desktop i used there and in other
> posts:
> desktop is one complete full screen workspace.
> be it text or graphics doesn't matter.
> PS2. still waiting for precise desktop definition, because i think that
> this term is regularly misused.

It is easily as nephanous a concept as "Operating
System" (which see:
(noting carefully that at least one of those items
is the canonical definition of a kernel)
(And more to the point, that virtually any explicitly
named item could be deleted, and probably has
been in some operating system somewhere).

A concise definition is not really possible for
"desktop" since it is not a technical nor scientific
term.  Unless you wish to define it dogmatically,
in which case:  good luck.

In the sense of common use, a desktop is not
more than a presentation of user applications.


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