Posted Aug 15, 2012 10:43 UTC (Wed) by anselm
In reply to: The Desktop
Parent article: The GNOME project at 15
but the basic interface is still the same: You pick up, dial or press a bunch of numbers (huh? Who in their right mind forces people to remember or write down strings of digits?) and your call goes through.
I don't know about you, but I these days make the vast majority of my phone calls by picking the other person's name from a list of names.
My point is that most people think the "old" interface (ie, something Windows-XP-like or XFCE-like) is perfectly adequate for desktop PCs.
Think of it as the QWERTY keyboard of GUIs – not optimal but incredibly expensive to replace on a large scale. We'll have to see how Microsoft gets on with their »Metro« effort (or whatever it is called these days).
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