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Re: Lets take the worst of windows and make it the unchangeable default of linux



On 18 Feb 2004 15:46:32 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote

> Can people please get a clue about this. I get pretty irritated when
> people think I implement a major change to a piece of software that I
> maintain "just to be like windows". Its fucking insulting, and is pretty
> close to just calling me a moron straight out.
> 
> This change was not some random hare-brained copy-windows move. In 
> fact, windows isn't even spatial at all (although some other oses 
> are, like macos 9). The rationale and detailed discussions about the 
> move to a spatial model and the pros and cons has been discussed in 
> detail on the nautilus and gnome lists.
> 
> The fact that you dislike a decision does not mean that the decision
> must have been stupid.
> 

Alexander,
Right-on! The spatial model isn't even _about_ Windows, is's more Mac-like.
Anyone interested in reading up on it can get started at:
  http://www.gnomedesktop.org/article.php?sid=1348

Mike Smith
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