Subject: Re: authentication systems (.NET, .GNU): Its the desktop, dummy.
From: Zimran Ahmed <zimran_ahmed@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:42:50 -0700 (PDT)

> I argue it isn't. I think Linux implementations of
> office/desktop suites
> are nice but fundamentally broken, since they try

i agree. here's something I wrote on that recently:

original article:
http://www.winterspeak.com/columns/082001.html

wired version:
http://www.wired.com/newstechnology0,1282,46413,00.html

slashdot thread:
http://slashdot.org/articles/01/09/12/1440200.shtml

it's about moving the desktop from the paper centric
orientation (where MSFT Office comes from) to a
network centric orientation (plaintext based, still a
GUI, some Unix philosophy, platform agnostic).

zimran


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human interaction over the next 25 years:
http://www.winterspeak.com

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