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Re: [opensuse-project] Draft of Desktop Policy
- From: Kay Schenk <kschenk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 09:12:27 -0700
- Message-id: <4A79AF6B.3020104@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Joe Harmon wrote:
On 8/5/2009 at 09:46 AM, Kay Schenk <kschenk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Joe Harmon <jharmon@xxxxxxxxxx> [08-04-09 16:06]:YES! YES! YES! people. New users don't know WHAT to choose. Please try
Why not let the user make that choice?Explained *many* times but you have not accepted the explanation.
Why do need to suggest anything?
to put aside your "political" convictions whatever they may be, and just
give new users *something*. If you don't, the installation process will
be even more frightening to them than it likely already is. KDE seems to
be a very reasonable choice, frankly.
This has nothing to do with political convictions. This has to do with trying
to be fair to both desktops.
I understand that, but I beg to disagree. Try to remember a time when
you were a new user, and ahd to make this kind of decision. Yes, it does
take "guts" to switch to Linux, but I think you need to understand, that
even people with "guts" need help and hand holding on these kinds of
issues. I switched to SuSE in 2001, ver 7.1. I knew NOTHING about either
KDE or Gnome at the time. I had to do a LOT of investigation on my own
to figure all this out. What has been suggested if I'm reading all this
correctly is to simply check a DE button for the installer, presumable
KDE. Ok, if you are not willing to do that, I think you will need to
provide some help icons for both. I don't think either approach is
necessarily "bad", but I think you are really misreading your potential
market of new users, who, by the way, are not ALL computer geeks.
I really think for new users, no doubt coming over from Windows, less is
Kay Schenk p
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