Saturday, March 14, 2009

Applications meme

It's been a while since my last post, but I've been wanting to write about the interesting stuff that I've been working on. Unfortunately it took longer than anticipated, but now we're almost done and I'll be posting soon with the gory details. However, since I got tagged, I suppose I can throw in a not-so-interesting post, about my Linux application preferences.

  1. Which desktop manager do you use more often ?

    Gnome. It's the only one that reminds me of OS X somewhat (appearance- and functionality-wise).

  2. Which desktop application you would not like to see implemented again on linux? And why?

    A desktop manager. If you are going to provide yet another incarnation of a 30-year old idea, please don't bother. The concept is pretty well understood: icons/workspace/file manager/drag'n'drop/mouse/menus/launcher/whatever, it's been done before. Like a million times. If you want to be useful, try to fix some of the shortcomings of the existing ones (notification mechanisms, translucent effects, faster access patterns, application integration, etc.).

  3. Which desktop application you definitely would like to see implemented on linux? Describe it briefly or point out to a similar application.

    Adobe Premiere, or iMovie, or any other semi-decent video editing software. This was the main reason I bought a Mac.

  4. Write the name of the last project (not the very best, the last!) that made you wish to thank their developers so you can thank them now!

    Git. You guys rock! (And if you improve on the UI, you will jazz!)

  5. (Optional) Link the blogs of 1-3 people you’d like to take part to this meme. (no more than three). you can skip this question if you like.

    Let's hear from chstath, ckotso and keramida (who may s/Linux/FreeBSD/ at his discretion).

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