|Ya i can agree with that. Where is the innovation?
Copying microsoft that copied apples designs developed in the 80s is not innovation.
Then again you could say copying unix tech developed in the 70s isn’t innovation either…
The linux desktop seems like it’s just turning into a cheap windows clone. Sure the os underneath is really a unix clone, but to end users that don’t go to the underbelly of linux it just looks like a cheap windows imitation. And i hate to say it but i have nothing to respond to them saying that. I mean can i honestly say a linux desktop is better than a windows desktop? no. Are the apps really better? today, with what really exists not whats promised, no. Now that gnome is switching to .net the image of windows clone to the end users will be even stronger.
I hate to say it but there isn’t a whole lot of innovation going on.
Basicallywhat seems to happen is someone comes up with a good idea, it gets commercialized, then the linux people copy it and make a clone usually with less functionality and more bugs.
Sure linux as a server is rock solid.
But for real have you used any of these desktop apps lately? they suck. They really do. Just becuase they’re under the gpl does not make up for the cheesy cloneness.
Can open source people actually come up with something new on their own? or will they always just be making free clones of other peoples innovation.
When you really look at why open source people hate patents so much, becuase it means they can’t just go around copying everyones ideas.
If they where really innovating they wouldn’t need to whine about patents.
Sorry but this whole, let’s clone windows and call it a better desktop is really sad and just not gonna cut it with anyone except zealots who are drinking stallmans koolaid already.