I just don’t like the look of most Open Source products!

I just finished to install the latest Ubuntu desktop beta and it is always the same. I don’t like the look. Fonts are too big and so on. The same goes for OO and Symphony and other products. I just don’t like the look of them. I don’t want to fiddle around with settings until it looks a bit better.
The darn things do not look a lot better then what run on Windows 3.


Mac is the best but it could be even better. Windows is better then all the Linux desktops I looked at.
Couldn’t somebody just take the time to build a real nice Linux desktop with some new ideas instead of adding features nobody needs?
If I could, I would. But until I get the grips how to do it, my design would be old again. Or probably not, since we haven’t made a lot of progress in the last twenty years in desktop design.

PS: I am a fan of Linux … as a server.

Imagine, if we had a real nasty virus!

I mean really bad. Something that kills the OS beyond repair and spreads everywhere without any chance to stop it. What would hurt us more, a Linux or a Windows virus?

I just finished an article for a SMB publication here in Switzerland about the importance of Linux and during the research I realised, that Linux is everywhere. Smart phones, switches, NAS, SAN and tons of other gadgets run on Linux. 90% of all Supercomputers use Linux and most virtualization platform’s, too. Android has the Linux 2.6 kernel and so on. For most database system Linux versions are available.

I think, that a Linux virus would hurt us much more, than a Windows Virus. There are replacement products for every Microsoft product, which would run on the same hardware, but not for Linux.

Steve Balmer once said, Linux is like cancer that spreads everywhere. He is probably right.

What do you think?

Tell me, which Linux products (or companies) do you know? I started the list:
Citrix (Xen Server)
Roland Keyboards
Bosch Car Entertainment
Airbus Inflight Entertainment