Slightly off topic, but...

Story: Thinking about Desktop Environments, Window Managers and how to get a lightweight desktopTotal Replies: 3
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Jul 20, 2011
9:54 AM EDT
I know that this is slightly off topic, but if you have a chance, check out the Ars Technica feature on the OS X Lion desktop,... remind you of anything?!?! Gnome 3 or Unity, maybe?!?!

Jul 20, 2011
1:45 PM EDT
Both Windows 8 and Lion use the basic concepts that started on netbooks and were migrated and refined in Moblin/MeeGo, Android, Unity and GNOME 3, in that order.

Jul 21, 2011
5:44 AM EDT
But I bet only the last two in that line have any registered patents for this stuff and likely to accuse the others of leeching off their intellectual property.

Jul 21, 2011
10:12 PM EDT
Do you mean the first two (Windoze or OS X Lion), or Gnome and Unity (Canonical) that have patents??? I haven't heard of the Gnome Foundation or Canonical exercising patents aggressively against anyone. M$ and Apple on the other hand...

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