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This isn't intended to start a flamefest. I'm trying to bring up a design
philosophy for consideration, not debate the merits of one gooey
environment with another. I'm also quite prepared for this message to be
ignored completely since it doesn't really do anything to get Indy 0.1
ready. {:-)

When I finally got X and KDE working I was quite taken aback -- I didn't
expect KDE to be so pretty. It was also refreshing to be able to find my
way around because of the similarities to Win95. However it was only a
couple of hours before that paled and I began to get annoyed at the

I'm trying to extract myself from the tarbaby called ms-windows. I want
something *different*. Not just a better, more stable, more efficient
version of windows. I want the interface and the experience of using the
computer to reflect the spirit of the community which created the software:
freedom, generosity, sharing, inquiry, vigorous debate, collaboration, etc,

Now I don't have any bright ideas about what that gnu desktop looks like,
but I do know that a windows knock off is not it. Maybe that's just me,
coming from years of using windows. Maybe a new user without that
background wouldn't feel confined., but I do.

Anyway, that's my rant. Done now. :)