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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-30 07:13:39

Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Suman Cherukuri wrote:
>> No offence taken. Whether we like it or not, it's the reality that the
>> majority of the UI users are comfortable with the existing "standards". One
>> can be bold and come up with a whole new design, but as a commercial
>> developer, I'd be really hesitant to change the face of my software just
>> because it's new (and may be better).
> This is total nonsense. Even MS switched the L&F when it switched
> from Win3.x to Win95/98 to WinXP. No one complains. Are you saying
> that *only* MS has the right to change L&F? Or to be more general,
> is it the sole right of OS vendors to dictate the L&F?

That may be true as a practical matter. I believe Suman was talking
about what users will accept, rather than what anyone has "a right" to

Dave Abrahams
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