news of 2004-06-06

Application icons rant

Is it me? I think not. Sure, your set of applications may vary, but in my Dock, more than 40% of the icons are blue&grey. Finder, Safari, Mail, NetNewsWire, iChat, BBEdit, Bluetooth FileExchange, FileMaker Pro... When I'm switching through my active applications (most of the time it's about 10-12 apps) I sometimes have a hard time finding Couldn't that stamp be, say, orange. Or yellow. Or green. Red. Purple. What's this about? It's not as if other colours than blue&grey wouldn't make nice icons. I think Fetch, Acquisition, iCal etc. have nice icons, too. But most of the icons are just blue&grey. Not that I think Adobe's solution of having all apps' icons look pretty much the same (but not blue&grey) is better, but at least they're not just ... well, I've already said that now.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-06-06 at 16:56 CET ]
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Fedora Core 2 on PowerPC

I haven't read much about it on the Mac-centric media, but that could well be because I wasn't paying attention, but Fedora Core 2 has a development tree for PowerPC machines. The referenced article shows you in a few steps how to go about installing Fedora Core on your Mac.

Now the question: Is this important, really? Well, for some, I'm sure. The Fedora project is slowly becoming the main focus of linux desktop development. It's sponsored by RedHat and driven by a growing community. While there's always YDL (YellowDog Linux) for the PPC, Fedora should turn out to be an interesting alternative soon.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-06-06 at 09:32 CET ]
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