"Platform of the Future": Shuttleworth's Comments
"We have to make software that is profoundly usable," he said. "I think the great task ahead of us over the next two years is to lift the experience of the Linux desktop from something that is stable and robust and not so pretty, to something which is art. Not emulate, but blow right past Apple in the user experience we deliver to our end users. [...] We will start investing in making the desktop beautiful and functional."
What do you make of this and the rest of the article?
Why does a desktop have to be "beautiful"? What constitutes "beautiful"? How does anyone define "functionality"? Sometimes, I think the statement that "Linux is for people who hate Windows..." is quite true, especially when you see Linux leaders embarrassing themselves.
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity."
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