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Ion: the windowless Linux desktop

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If white-bearded, mountain homed, wise old men had a panache for GUIs they might say something like this: ‘Never be bound by the desktop paradigm’.

After all, just because your desktop windows are there doesn’t mean they’re right.

As with Windows, and MacOS, Linux has its GUI interface(s). The fact we have choice is a nice thing, and choice we do have … Gnome, KDE, XFCE, FVWM, WM, and other famous desktop acronyms. All of these, and Windows and MacOS, are built around the desktop paradigm — virtual windows that overlap and can be moved around like papers on a desk.

This is the overriding design in all GUIs today, and it’s as if we’ve already researched all other possible avenues for a human-machine interface and decided this is as good as it gets.

But is it?

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