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



On Sat, 2008-12-20 at 18:36 -0500, Dimi Paun wrote:

> And you know what? We *have* hard numbers! We know quite well the
> percentage of people using Windows and MacOSX. It is close to 95%. Every
> time I pointed that out it was completely ignored.

And we know for sure that they use those OSes because they think that
the usability is superior?  Not because practically every computer sold
comes with one or the other and most people still have no idea what
Linux, GNOME, or KDE is, much less are in a position to critique
usability?

> 
> I have presented a fairly tight argument why the default was not chosen
> wisely. Did I receive *one* decent counter argument? Stuff along the
> lines of "Come back with several solid usability studies" is just
> ludicrous.

One thing I've been hoping to see in this discussion--but haven't--is a
citation of a serious usability study by *either* side.  Are there *any*
such studies published in the open literature?  Or are some of us just
assuming that MS and Apple must have done them and are keeping the
results secret for some reason?
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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