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Saturday March 6th, 1999

Eric Murphy, a regular contributor of news items and forum posts has an article up at regarding a Linux/NGLayout/XUL convergence. You can check it out here.

#18 Re:How not to do an interface

by anony <>

Thursday March 11th, 1999 7:09 PM

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i agree that win98 is not a good ui.. but some of the idea's aren't that bad.. using a browser to navigate your hd is not useful.. ms got it backwards, what would be nice is the ability to navigate the net as if it were local.. i want drag and drop between ftp, local and smb dirs... make local/remote all seem local, not everything seem remote...

i think a useful fm is really what linux is (as some claim) missing.. switching tasks is the job of the window manager.. other then that all that is needed is a nice file manager.. dfm is pretty nice, but still needs work, kfm is slow, and i've not touched whatever comes with gnome, but it's icons seem to be too large to be useful.. if mozilla gets a nice ftp ui and adds smbclient functionality, it would be pretty nice.... as long as they can keep the bloat down...