News from the Desktop-Front

Found on Nat Friedmanns blog: New Linux Desktop Software

Nice to see that there are still people thinking about user interface design, and that some of them are still going beyond the boundaries of the known. 8-)

I wonder if people are going to use interfaces like the Mezzo Desktop. To me, this desktop environment looks more like an oversized OS solution for PDAs. Is this really flexible enough to fit the PC-users needs?

There's another tool Nat looks at: Thunar, a file manager for Xfce. The Thunar screenshots on the author's weblog look quite promising. I also think the Thunar UML diagrams may prove helpful for other people who are writing file managers. For example Matthias K├Ąppler. :-)