@cartman82 said in 2018 won't be the year of Linux on desktop and it's @boomzilla's fault:
Basically, they are trying to be more Mac than Mac.
I hate that. I like more dynamic windows, that can be quickly tiled and collapsed, as needed.
Too few Mac users seem to know about ⌘H. (Not surprisingly, given that most of them these days probably came from Windows.)
@blakeyrat said in 2018 won't be the year of Linux on desktop and it's @boomzilla's fault:
kt_ hit on this on his OP, but if your main selling feature-- the thing people are recommending you for-- is that it behaves exactly like you're biggest competition, you'll never be able to develop your own compelling brand.
I mean you can make money at being the knockoff. "Luis Bitton" purses and such. But why would you want to?
For two reasons, I think.
One is that they probably think it’ll help people to switch if the UI looks just like the one they’re used to (back in my Linux days, KDE’s default theme looked pretty much the same as Windows 98 to the layman). The belief is probably that this will make it easier and more likely for people to switch because they won’t need to learn that to close a window, they now need the round button in the upper left corner rather than in the upper right (or whatever).
The other reason, I suspect, is because the people who design the UI do so specifically to mimic the UI of the other OS they’ve long used and like, but attempt to improve it. Thus, you get KDE with windows that look like Windows, plus a “pin” button on the title bar so you can stick them to the current virtual desktop (to name but one example). And naturally, that results in a boatload of additional configuration options that are “missing” (in the designer’s opinion) in the OS that’s being mimicked.
@wharrgarbl said in 2018 won't be the year of Linux on desktop and it's @boomzilla's fault:
My notebook came with it preinstalled, but I needed to format it. Wtf doesn't they send a Windows DVD with it?
There was no install partition?