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Re: Abandon "Default Desktop"



On Mon, 2009-05-04 at 20:00 -0400, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-05-04 at 14:31 -0400, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> >> A person already makes a choice (a very big and "radical" one) when he
> >> decides to use Linux. A second choice is made by deciding on Fedora.
> >> Why should we enforce that these were the last choices he makes?
> >
> > http://www.joelonsoftware.com/uibook/chapters/fog0000000059.html
> >
> 
> Nope, that text doesn't have any scientific value. It contains
> variations of "Nobody cares", "Nobody wants..." without backup. I
> neither have met this Nobody person, nor do I care what he wants more
> than I care for any other user in the pool. In fact, I know more
> people who care about certain design choices than who don't. Moreover,
> the text tends to confuse bad design with customizability (although it
> tries hard not to).

I'm sure you have scientific studies showing people love playing 20
questions to get anything done, right?

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