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Re: Elive CD install

  • Subject: Re: Elive CD install
  • From: Sandman <mr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 07:45:20 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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In article <dvjnob$1imp$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
 Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > 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)

Ah, as opposed to focus-follows-mouse? Sure, that's a move away from 
how window managers have been in the past - but it's important to 
separate this from "copied from Windows" and "adapted to other 
platforms, including WIndows"

"click to focus" isn't really a feature in itself, it's really just a 
design choice in the UI.

> * Double-click to maximise (GNOME)

Agreed. OSX has double-click to minimize :)

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

OSX has cmd-alt-esc for shutdown process, but that's because 
cmd-alt-esc has always been shutdown the front process back before 
preemptive multitasking.

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

Just like in OSX - but XP/OSX was released pretty much at the same 

> * "Computer" appears in Desktop (KDE)

Yeah - that's just weird. OSX - hard drives and mounted volumes on the 

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

Displayed in a normal file manager window? Well, dunno if that could 
be called copied in that way? I mean - that's also one of two design 
choices - all-in-one or separate? OSX does it all-in-one for instance.

> * Main panel goes at the bottom, which reduces visibility of task bar titles
> (KDE)


> * 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.

Haha :)


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