Readers Respond: One GUI to Rule Them All
Readers respond to the eWEEK editorial, "One GUI to Rule Them All."I am a 30-year veteran in the PC field. I dont see the Microsoft GUI hegemony as unfortunate, as Peter Coffee suggests in his Nov. 14 Epicenters column ("One GUI to Rule Them All"). The consistency of the user interface between system vendors simplified training requirements. There is a de facto vetting mechanism for prospective hires in that knowing the Windows environment qualifies candidates for whatever hardware vendor we currently embrace.
Imagine the consternation of your help desk if the staff had to support PCs booting into various flavors of HPs New Wave, Microsofts Bob, Xeroxs Rooms or some desktop manager you have never seen before.
Senior Network Engineer