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Re: Call for vote: Nautilus use Browser view for fedora 11



On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 12:32 -0500, Dimi Paun wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 09:20 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > This is an insanely awesome idea, and I just wanted to reply so people
> > will see it twice, and remember it, and maybe something positive will
> > come out of the fiftieth incarnation of this silly argument. :)
> 
> Unfortunately even this will not be representative -- it's fairly well
> known that the vast majority of users will NOT bother to change the
> defaults, they will only like or dislike them.
> 
> If you are of the opinion that "who cares, you can flip a setting" you
> have no idea how users function.
> 
> If we want to be successful (especially with non-technical users
> migrating from other OSes), the most important point is to not change
> from expected behavior unless we have OVERWHELMING reason to do so.
> 
> Otherwise we confuse users and make them feel stupid. Nobody likes that,
> and they will resent us for it.

I still think it would be valuable data to have. Knowing what
preferences people actively dislike enough to change is a useful piece
of information, surely.
-- 
adamw


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