DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Re: NVIDIA FreeBSD Kernel Feature Requests, interesting info for dfly?
Er. I don't think it has anything to do with video. It is quite simply
the fact that windows has tens of thousands of user-friendly GUI
applications and name brand software from thousands of vendors. Even
Apple can't really compete with them, and Apple arguably has some of
the best video interfaces in existance.
I don't really think it is possible for us to compete in that area, at
least not by ourselves. We have to rely on the larger open source
community, in particular the more linux-centric community, to write and
maintain the applications that drive a consumer market.
If Open Source has an achilles heal then user-friendly application
software is where it is. There are only a handful of OSS applications
that are comparable with regards to user friendliness and easy-to-use
features, and plenty of really *BAD* examples of UI software gone
wrong (gimp's horrendously bad UI comes to mind).
The UI is certainly not DragonFly's focus, and it will never be. We
have to rely on the rest of the Open Source community to provide that
piece of the puzzle.