brent timothy saner on 16 Mar 2008 16:32:49 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Windows themes (ON-TOPIC, i promise)

Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> On Sunday 16 March 2008, brent timothy saner wrote:
>> there was a gentleman who posted to the list about a month or so ago,
>> saying up until now he had been using windows 95 or 98 (can't recall
>> which) and was considering the move to GNU/Linux.
> There's a big downside to trying to mimic the look of another OS: When
> Linux behaves differently, it can come across as a flaw. Having a
> different appearance provides a sense that the user shouldn't expect
> everything to behave as on some other OS.

definitely a good warning.

i'm pretty sure this is moreso designed as a novelty/nostalgia-type
thing rather than true interoperability/easy of migration.

Brent Saner

Bill Gates is to hacking as Sid Vicious was to the Sex Pistols:
no talent, everyone hates him, and he's just in it for the fame and money.

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