September 1, 2000
Standards are a good thing. Honest!
Author: JT Smith
A random sampling of developer screenshots shows a polyglot mishmash of window managers, desktops, and themes. To most folks like this, standard is a dirty word. They tend to view Linux as a geek playground in which there are no hard-and-fast rules. Well, this is all well and good for the minority of users, but for most people (including most programmers) standards are an essential part of making the computing experience worthwhile. -Kelly McNeill