... much better
kernel (doing all the dirty work)
+ xserver (doing all the graphical dirty work)
+ Destktop Environment (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Cinnamon etc., thats what you see)
windows is functionally comparable but its implementation is a mix of all of the above ... in linux you can simply change the desktop (try this in windows)
every desktop uses some kind of gui kit to draw the visible objects and to provide them with functions. the two best known are gtk and qt. gambas does (mostly) nothing but take these existing controls and provide them within its own programming environment.
i know ...
thats the more detailed work i was talking about ... every key/mouseevent "goes" to a form ... if you have three forms you must care about that (charlie has one form )
you strongly should move forward from Win7 ...AndyGable wrote: ↑Monday 04th January 2021 9:24pmI know i can Just install Windows 7 onto the customers PoS terminals but I would like to have linux on the front end for speed and security (ideally I will be moving the back office systems into Linux as well at some point but all my programs use the Windows MDI interface)
at least my 5 (euro)cent ...
choose linux will bring you speed and security and thats not depending on the optical style your programms have ... time goes on und in my opinion your look is very (maybe put one or more "very" here) oldshool. have a look at actual web pages or compare the sap r/3 client gui and the acutal fiori theme ... see und take this as a chance to modernize your applications ...