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Re: Win 95 like GUI



On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 12:10:47AM -0700, Dwight Johnson (dwj@aaronsrod.com) wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Jatin Golani wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > i'm using Debian 2.2.....havent been able to get a GUI
> > that I like...also not sure about the fonts,etc....so
> > i need to test it with a GUI that I'm familiar
> > with....the Win 95 GUI.....I have once seen a linux
> > box which had a GUI exactly like Win 95.......i mean
> > like exactly like it......
> 
> You were probably looking at fvwm95. Red Hat used it for a year or so. But
> I think you are going to be disappointed in your search for a GUI that is
> _exactly_ like Win95, or even close.

Dittos.

> The most robust GUI on Linux today is KDE. And the most satisfying
> deployment of KDE is what you will find on either Mandrake or SuSE Linux.

> So, if a sophisticated GUI is your priority as well as the quickest start
> on Linux, forget about Debian for the present and go with one of these
> distros.

Disagree.

KDE is now part of Woody, so if you don't mind a slightly unstable KDE,
you've got it with Debian.  Just been playing with it for the past half
hour or so -- it's actually not bad for a MS Windows knockoff <g>.
To give credit, it's grown beyond that, considerably.

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