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Re: FESCo meeting summary for 2009-06-26

2009/6/29 Eric Springer <erikina gmail com>:
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Kevin Kofler<kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
>> This x86_64 issue is also a nasty side effect of your design policy: why are
>> we defaulting to reduced performance for the vast majority of new hardware
>> (basically only netbooks and a handful pretty specialized devices use
>> 32-bit-only CPUs these days!) just in the name of avoiding a choice and
>> potential frustration of clueless users who don't know they need the 32-bit
>> version? That's yet another bad tradeoff in the name of usability. I know
>> several people who have accidentally downloaded the 32-bit version when
>> they actually wanted x86_64 because the 64-bit version is hidden the way it
>> is. It's hard to find even for clueful users!
> Definitely. You know who I think really gets it right?
> http://software.opensuse.org/
> It completely and absolutely leaves Fedora download page for dead.
> As for DE's -- I think we can all agree XFCE/GNOME/KDE are all pretty
> solid. So the major selling point of each, is simply what they look
> like.
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_11_Screenshot_Tour
> So why not have something like
> Fedora_11_(KDE|GNOME|XFCE)_Screenshot_Tour and links to them? And a
> one line selling each: "GNOME aims for simplicity and elegance" "KDE
> aims for control and configurability" "XFCE aims to be fast and
> light".  (And default to GNOME to represent Fedora's position)

Yes Sir! You can link even to more information or use ajax (to prevent
too much extra sites or popups). Thanks!

LG Thomas

Dubium sapientiae initium

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