On Thursday 15 January 2009 01:22:53 Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: > Rather then "someone thinking they know better than you do how you > should use your computer", I think it is the case that most people > are not going to need it, so it is not on the DVD. If you need it, > you can use yum to install it. I have not needed it on any of my > machines. > > I keep hearing complaints like this from people that the defaults do > not work for, or that think the DVD should contain some other > programs, and not some of the ones that it does. While the balance > may not be perfect, I think it does a fairly good job of providing a > base install for most people. The default package choices don't > provide me with exactly what I want, but my preferences are a bit > different then the "average user". I don't expect the distribution > to match my needs "out of the box". I do expect to be able to > customise it for my needs. So far, Fedora takes the least amount of > customising. I think the big, insoluble problem here is that if you don't have a working display at all it can't possibly ask you whether you want to install s-c-d to fix it. It's a catch22. If you merely want to tweak a working one that's different, and there may be some way of reminding you that it's available. Anne
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