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Re: Look and Feel

From: Rogelio M . Serrano Jr .
Subject: Re: Look and Feel
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 16:03:52 +0800

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On 2005-02-15 13:39:37 +0800 Jason Clouse <address@hidden> wrote:

On 2005-02-15 03:48:52 +0000 MJ Ray <address@hidden> wrote:

[...] if NEXT got it all
right and GNOME/KDE/Windows all wrong, why are people then using
GNOME/KDE/Windows and not Nextstep/GNUstep?

Being good at design doesn't mean that you are good at marketing, or
the other way around. Also, NeXT could have been good at marketing
to users, but still been washed away by the size of competitors'
marketing budgets. The market doesn't follow simple models, sadly.

The real answer is that usability and design aren't the only "features" that sell software. Compatibility, application support, cost, and prior investment in training and infrastructure are also "features" of any operating system or software package.


Exactly. Thats why I believe that its better to build a complete
GNUstep based OS if we want to preserve the Next design or
architecture. Otherwise GNUstep must conform and be compatible to all
the systems it runs with and that means right hand scroll bars,
horizontal menus and roundrects.

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