OT(ish): modern UI design concepts

From: Jochen Kunz <jkunz_at_unixag-kl.fh-kl.de>
Date: Thu Sep 23 15:14:35 2004

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 19:23:01 +0000
Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Does anyone else find that modern UIs with lots of pretty grahpics are
> actually getting harder to use? I'm not sure if it's just me or not!
It is not just you. I don't like (to be very polite) this modern GNOME,
KDE or WinXP stuff.

> I just wonder if I'm alone in finding modern UI's cluttered with
> unnecessary visual features which distract the user from the task
> they're doing, presumably waste CPU and memory resources, and don't
> actually serve to make the OS/application any easier to use?
You are not alone. I really can't understand all this eye candy garbage.
Even on topic machines (e.g. early Alpha or SGI Indigo(2) R4k) are
capable of delivering a fast X11 workstation. That useless GNOME, KDE or
WinXP eye candy garbage can slow down a reasonible new and fast machine
so that it is slower to use then a Indigo2 R4k4-150 with 4Dwm. Toyz for
the Linuks kidz. Not my world. Long live fvwm2! (And fvwm2 is a quite
bloated WM.)
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