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Re: Elive CD install

__/ [ Sandman ] on Sunday 19 March 2006 13:30 \__

> In article <dvjlj3$1i3v$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>  Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Personally, I never thought either KDE or Gnome looked very much like
>> > Windows. Though any WM that uses taskbars/panels and desktop icons and
>> > such is going to seem vaguely Windows-like. But I do like GUIs that are
>> > different from the more conventional approach of KDE/Gnome.
>> Why on earth would anything as such be compared to Windows? Microsoft
>> copied the UI elements from Apple, whose inspiration was probably Xerox.
>> Just because Windows is prevalent is no reason to argue that all other
>> operating systems are uninspiring imitations. It is also no reason to
>> deter developers from implementing something which is both effective and
>> familiar to many new users. Being uniform is beneficial, as a general
>> rule.
> Indeed - but copying bad UI moves from Microsoft isn't always the best
> way to approach uniformness :)

* Click to focus by default (both KDE and GNOME)

* Double-click to maximise (GNOME)

* <Ctrl>+<Alt>+Delete for system monitoring and process management
(<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Esc> and <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Bckspc> in KDE)

* All personal files go under "Documents" (GNOME and possible KDE in more
recent versions)

* "Computer" appears in Desktop (KDE)

* Settings go under a special set of standalone widgets (KDE Control Center)

* Main panel goes at the bottom, which reduces visibility of task bar titles

* System tray items get mixed up with icons that launch programs (KDE and

* Click on Launcher/"Start" to end a session, shut down, or reboot.

Best wishes,


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