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Re: Fedora's way forward



On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 21:40 -0700, Dax Kelson wrote:
> ...... Original Message .......
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:36:33 -0500 "Eric S. Raymond" <esr thyrsus com> 
> wrote:
> >The user needs a button to push and a simple menu, and and interface
> >that *requires effectively no thought or decisions*.
> 
> I disagree. Software installation that 'requires effectively no thought or 
> decision' has left Windows a wasteland of spyware, rootkits and other 
> malware.
> 
> Humans could have left the solar system by now if we hadn't wasted billions 
> of man hours and money on dealing with that one aspect of Windows' design.

/+5 Funny ;)

I second the above.
Making Fedora (or Linux for that matter) idiot free will only create a
second, semi-open-source, Windows.
If a user can't be bothered to read a FAQ, google for help, or, heaven
forbids, learn how to configure pirut/yum/rpm, he shouldn't be using
Fedora (or Linux).
Come to think about it, unless this user's computer is being actively
administered by someone else, he shouldn't be using a computer to being
with. (If it does, then his administrator is perfectly capable of
installing nonfree codecs, nVidia/ATI drivers, etc on its own. No need
to dumb down Fedora)

I'm all for making Fedora easier to use.
I just don't want Fedora to end up looking, behaving (and ultimately,
crashing) like Windows.

Gilboa



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