Yet Another Look At Ximian
Posted on: 06/13/2003 01:32 PM

Tux Reports has published a review on Ximian Desktop 2

When I first read about Ximian Desktop 2, also referred to as XD2, I wondered if it was all that it was cracked up to be. Is Ximian Desktop 2 a polished product or is it just hype? That question led to this article, which describes my experiences with XD2.

There are as many different philosophies for the perfect desktop as there are Linux developers and users. Each of us has developed our preferences and opinions. Some of us may perceive Ximian Desktop 2 as nothing more than GNOME with some eye-candy, or an attempt to clone Windows. Others may argue that following the KISS principle, by simplifying the applications, system menus and documentation, avoids overwhelming new users. In other words, one person’s opinion is another person’s opportunity to complain.

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