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Re: fmf-frequently missed features and some general thoughts...



Am Mit, 2003-08-13 um 02.42 schrieb Tim Kossack:
> as far as i understood, the "normal" red hat-distribution (which this
> list is all about) is targeting a different kind of audience, means the
> non-corporate user, so the demands here are obviously different. instead
> of achieving ~100% reliability, the home- or enduser is (according to my
> experience) interested in a maximum of functionality, means he (or she)
> just wants to use linux as easy (and powerfull) as windows.
> so all i wanted was or is bringing the people at red hat (or generally
> at this list) to look at linux (on desktop) from the ordinary user's
> perspective, who is not familiar to linux' internals, and who is just
> interested in a ready-to-use alternative to windows (because he's
> interested to get independent from microsoft, or because he's heard
> about linux+ openoffice.org being an alternative etc.).
> therefore, i still think that, in case red hat basically hasn't ruled
> out targeting the homeuser-market, it needs to provide a product which
> is (even more) functional and easy-to-use, means it likely has to
> include non-free drivers and software.
Wouldn't it be possible to ad another CD to the distribution labeled
"non free" (there was something like that in the past, wasn't it?).
There you could put things like the nVidia drivers and other stuff
that's not free but that you are free to distribute. Then add an option
in the installer whether one wants to use non free stuff or not.
depending on that, the additional CD would be used or not.
-- 
Niels Weber <nath snafu de>




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