Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: pancake <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 08:58:28 +0200

Try eyeos. It's not new, not suckless.. Not the way

On Jun 15, 2010, at 3:56 AM, Will Light <> wrote:

>> But the reason it's successful (where "successful" means "popular")
>> is
>> because it's offloaded the responsibility to get things working
>> from the
>> end receiver to the developer, isn't it? -POLM
> yeah, the web has completely changed the way that applications are
> distributed to the users. for applications that fit the mold, it's
> quite wonderful how companies like 37signals (the people behind rails)
> have ushered in a new class of turnkey web services like lighthouse or
> basecamp or any number of others. i only take issue with the notion
> that web-based applications will somehow "replace" desktop apps
> entirely.
> for some use cases, sure...i mean, if somebody only uses facebook and
> gmail on their netbook, then yeah, why the hell do they have more than
> a web browser installed? but the notion of a browser-based terminal
> for a local machine just seems ridiculous...and that's a mild example!
> a browser-based music sequencer or video editor, for example, is so
> far off that it's just impractical.
> -w
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