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On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 14:19:07 -0700, Donald McDaniel Excuse me? Have you actually used a GNU-Linux desktop environment? What makes you think that it isn't 'user programmable'? I've had a 'user programmable' desktop...
So? Neither is windows.
Since when can the end user just change the widget set of their XP look from within the confines of a closed source o-s?
Anybody can get the gui changed in OS X. You just haven't looked around. Same for M$ XP. Most users for XP will just go get WindowBlinds.
Dime? Try a few thousand bucks and an NDA. It is not Open. Now Linux provides the source code to the o-s at no extra charge and is freely available.
Then you should have delineated the differences... just like OpenVMS is no more open than XP is. By rights, both are closed source o-ses.
You need to go deeper into the o-s. You'll find plenty of room for expansion in any area you want to go into. Don't let your ignorance belie this fact.
-- Where are we going? And why am I in this handbasket?