Re: [wmii] snap: 20060307

From: John Nowak <>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 17:42:27 -0500

On Mar 8, 2006, at 10:53 AM, Uriel wrote:

> On 3/8/06, Jani H. Lahtinen <> wrote:
>> This is very interesting, and should be very flexible. Although,
>> now the
>> concepts of wmii are getting so much different from the mainstream
>> wms
>> and the Windows Way(tm), that it gets a lot harder to explain to a
>> noob
>> how this thing works. I work with people who mostly use Windows
>> and when
>> they see my desktop they just ask "What the hell is going on
>> there?". I
>> am not complaining, just point that out.
> In my book that is a good thing, the further away from the "desktop
> metaphor" we are, the better.

While I do think it is fine to toss everything aside and so something
completely different (after all, this isn't for everyone), the
"desktop metaphor" does have some useful things it can teach us. I
think it is unwise to blindly try to get away from it.

- John

Received on Wed Mar 08 2006 - 23:42:34 UTC

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