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RE: [tlug] !!!OT!!! raw cd copy

I disagree to a certain extent. I dont think that your 'average' user really
cares what is under the hood, or really even what choice they have. Your
average user doesnt winge about having a bitch of a time trying to get rid
of IE and putting Netscape on...because all they want to do is look at their
porn and they dont really care what browser they have to use. Same sort of
deal with Windows Media Player vs Quicktime Movie Player, and the list goes
on...In a Twisted way this actually makes the computer somewhat more
"user-friendly",  as now the user doesnt have to decide anything! For mother was having a problem with her windows, so I told her to
re-format,re-install (standard practice in winduhs), but then she had to
choose between NTFS and FAT filesystem she panicked and called me! If it
gave her no choice, she wouldnt have wasted anytime calling me, and had the
whole thing done quicker.

This sort of thing is definately NOT the best way to have a computer setup,
but in some twisted way it is "user-friendly". Thats why we use Linux :-)

 This has been from my experience anyway, maybe people have different


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Q []
Sent: 26 March 2002 16:50
Subject: Re: [tlug] !!!OT!!! raw cd copy

Dan Myers ( wrote:

> I propose that they make a more user friendly Linux and keep the Solaris
and other
> Unix (non-user friendly) OS for business purposes. That way you can hit
> markets (general consumers and businesses).

Those Unix flavors are also proprietary, binary-only products.  The
fact that Linux and the *BSD family are not figures prominently
in our use of same.

We also need to get a better handle on the term "user-friendly."
Windows, for example, forces you to do everything its way. You get
know choice, and it works hard to keep you from even seeing what is
actually going on under the hood.  Don't like how it works? Tough.
And don't forget all those reboots to make upgrades take effect.

That does not strike me as being terribly user-friendly.


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