Sawadee: Indeed, an excellent idea which worked so well for OS/2, NeXT step, BeOS... (just to mention stuff available for ix86 at some point). It also explains the dominance of Mac OS X with it's 96.3% market share.
Oh, wait a minute...
Today's moral: the best product, doesn't necessarily win.
I'm late to the party as ever, but many congrats to the current drobe crew, whatever the article count. Generating an active site like this isn't easy, and I know they put in a lot of effort in keeping it going, and it is quite rightly a success.
The tone may not suit everyone, but they're free not to read, which is generally what people do if they don't appreciate something. Unless that is those of you that post regularly here and claim not to like it have sado-masocistic tendancies or feel the need to punish yourselves for something.
Anyway, congrats again, and keep up the good work!
WRT to KDE et al - I acknowledge it may not be the slimmest of systems, but I was just trying to give an example that there are existing technologies that can be used, rather using an emulator on top of an existing system, but this is all rather getting a little off topic