nelz wrote:That's fine, keep GNOME for you ordinary users and leave KDE for us extraordinary users that can appreciate it
That's why a user settles on a distro with one interface, like Ubuntu. A user doesn't even need to be aware of anything else. Just because there are loads of desktops, WMs and toolkits for Linux, it doesn't mean a user has to run all of them! Linux is technology -- users run a distro. And some good distros keep things pretty consistent and clean.
See above, users want to see a common interface. If you step outside and attend an ECDL course for beginners one of the things they are taught is that the menus are always the same in MS Office. That is not the case in either KDE or Gnome. There is no serious use of HIG.And some good distros keep things pretty consistent and clean.
You are the one being a techie. ordinary users, the guy in the street doesn't even know what the word distro means. For most of them the term Operating System means nothing and if it means anything at all it equates to Windows.I agree that more consolidation is needed, and it's initially confusing for newcomers, but stop thinking from the technology viewpoint and think about distros -- after all, that's what users run
nelz wrote:Either you have carried out extensive research into what many others want, or you are making sweeping assumptions. What makes you so sure people want a "common interface". they already have that with Windows, yet they are looking at alternatives. Linux is about choice, take that away and what's the point?
Oh, and Telewest already support Linux, although security packages aren't needed as a cheap add-on. They are already installed with the rest of the distro..
I think you would make a better argument is you stopped assuming that the "guy in the street2 is too stupid/uninformed to understand while those who do understand are elitist techies.
woodsideguy wrote:Oh, and Telewest already support Linux, although security packages aren't needed as a cheap add-on. They are already installed with the rest of the distro..
Any OS with a TCP/IP stack will be "supported" by any ISP. Stop being pedantic. I was talking about support in the context of helplines and you know it
woodsideguy wrote:Well I've had enough of the particular part of the technosphere. I'm starting to think that Linux Fanboys are at leat as bad as their MS counterparts. I back off to the real world.
woodsideguy wrote:I'll continue to use multiple OS's, as each of them has their uses.
woodsideguy wrote:I will also keep looking for a forum where people are openminded about OS's and GUI's.
woodsideguy wrote:I'll look back in about 5 years and see if I stil see the same boring old rants and shake my grey head and sigh
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