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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Perhaps I am missing something here, but why in the world is anyone worried about whether or not Xgl is outdoing the efforts of Microsoft's Vista? Seriously, we already know that Vista has problems of its own, and this is not even counting the fact that Xgl outperforms Vista's Aero hands down without the need for extra video card upgrades (without some tweaking, that is).
But enough of that. What I’m really hoping to touch on here is how we have completely forgotten about functionality and have in turn spent entirely too much time concerning ourselves as to how "attractive" the UI is. Seriously, give me a break.
But Will Your New OS Simply "Work"? The reality is, the OS with the best usability wins - period.