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Posted by: EAZen on August 18, 2003 04:53 AM

Siemens has no "religious" attachment to a particular distro or desktop environment. Before settling on Ximian, Siemens evaluated plain vanilla Gnome and KDE as well. Siemens found KDE to be more "Windows-like" than Gnome, but that lead to problems when non-technical users expected a more Windows-like experience. Gnome, particularly Ximian's version, was "different enough" to set user expectations that the experience would be less like Windows, which led to fewer adoption problems.

Mocking Windows is proving to be A Bad Thing™.   It's time we focus more on creating our own easy-to-use look & feel!


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