Here is an idea, maybe I or someone might try eventually. Starting from scratch …. rebuild, update and implement a complete clone of the Workplace shell but for Linux. I wonder if it can be done. IBM is working on BlueDesktop for Linux, could that also mean a version of the workplace shell? I guess we have to wait to see, when it becaomes available. But, if it isn’t a WPS for Linux. Maybe we should start thinking of making one.
The features would be as follows:
- Object oriented desktop and file system.
- The ability to modify existing classes used by the system.
- Complete integration with a systemwide scripting engine.
- Yes, integrating X into it would be an added bonus.
The ability to make both KDE and GNome application work seamlessly with the desktop and file system. Where you can easily snip data and store it without the application. Complete integration of the application with the underlying OS.
Is it possible, to bring back the most advanced desktop ever created for a new generation?
It is worth thinking about and maybe doing….
Winamp the best replacement player for Windows is almost gone. The last of the original team is gone and all AOL has retained is a few programmers to do updates till the plug is finally pulled. Gone will be the most awesome media player. What will the future mean, will sonique become the new flagship or will everyone settle for the poor Windows Media Player.
I for one will be burning a copy of my WinAmp installer and keep it safe for future use. WinAmp has no equal. When it is gone there will be no other player as well made without the usless bulk that is WMP. And since, I do support the new M4A/AAC format. It will be one I will need to keep for a long time.
Thank you WinAmp, you were there in the good times and some of us stood with you in the bad times. Thank you.