Desktop apps interoperability

Rogelio Serrano rogelio.serrano at
Mon Mar 28 10:17:14 UTC 2005

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 11:01:40 +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
<lkcl at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:27:31AM -0500, Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:
> > Now Windows' approach of having "My Documents" and the like is starting
> > to make a lot of sense (even though I absolutely hate those names).
>  and the concept of a registry, too.
>  unix has a lot of legacy headaches to answer for that make its
>  useability as a desktop system a pain in the neck.
>  perhaps this is one that's worthwhile raising with the linux
>  standards base people?
>  if it doesn't present a solution "now" it might at least get one into
>  the pipeline and start to make a difference in five to ten years time.
>  l.

NextStep and Mac OS X solved this problem very elegantly. IMHO.  

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