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Re: Idea: easier transition for newcomers from other DEs/OSes



Martin Sourada wrote:
Just a though... Your opinions? Is it even desirable? Does it make
sense?

-1000 !
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fedora is not supposed to be a "better windows" but a different OS look & fell can also be different as long as it isn't complicated and the user does not need to RTFM to understand how to do basic task. but to be honest I don'z think that the gnome or kde look and feel are a problem for somebody who switches from windows to linux.
The things that are complely different are:
* software installation (no setup.exe ..click, click, click)
but I think packagekit/pirut and friends are not to complex for windows users to get used to and after sometime they will start to love them (no hunting for apps on the net/disks but simply search for it and the system does the download and install for them)
* driver installation:
users should not install drivers at all everything should just work everything else its a bug ... the problem here is that some vendors does not help us with this goal.
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I think thats basicly it opening a file using nautilus/konqueror or with the windows explorer isn't much different. starting a app from a menu that is not 1:1 the same as the windows one? well if the user can use the mouse and read he will find the app in menu. I could continue here but I wont what I want to say is USERS AREN'T IDOITS! (well some are but they have problems with other oses to so copying their look & feel does not help) ... making things easier is ok but don't assume that user can't learn anything new. (and in that cases it isn't _that_ new at all)


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