Window manager variety
Posted Apr 21, 2012 21:14 UTC (Sat) by khim
In reply to: Window manager variety
Parent article: LFCS 2012: X and Wayland
That said, I didn't realise the tiling window manager was such an old concept.
Well, as I've said not only they are old, they were explicitly rejected. Windows developers apparently liked them (as you do) and though it'll be Windows advantage. Ha! The supposed “inability to create overlapped windows” was one of the more frequent complaints about Windows 1.0. It's obvious for the programmer that it was made explicitly (you had the ability to create and use any number of overlapping dialog windows in Windows 1.0, after all) but Joe Average (including Joe Magazine Observer Average) was quite literally unable to even imagine that someone will create something like this intentionally!
Of course the concept was quickly buried never to be seen on mainstream system again.
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