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RE: [S.u.S.E. Linux] thinking about suse
- From: beamanj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Joseph Beaman)
- Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 13:05:22 -0700
- Message-id: <000901bda462$69baec10$0100a8c0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To a large extent, I agree. However, I would like to see linux be
both--that is, I think users should have the option to do everything
themselves (package selection, etc) or have the machine/OS do it all for
them. For the most part, you can make Linux be either (my opinion), and
some distributions try to be more PnP, but for better or worse, Windows is
FAR more "user-friendly" to the computer-illiterate masses.
Just a though anyway...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx [<A HREF="mailto:owner-suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx]On">mailto:owner-suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx]On</A>
> Behalf Of The Gecko
> Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 1998 11:15 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] thinking about suse
> On 28-Jun-98 Wolfgang Weisselberg wrote:
> > Well, while I belive I am somewhat versed in Unix when I first
> > installed Linux I tend to belive the most important bit is to
> > read the manual, reread as neccessary and to take your time.
> > Explore the menues. Read the help on every bit. At least the
> > first time around.
> > User-friendly for me is the possibility to check and choose (or
> > choose not) every package there is. Even more user-friendly
> > would be if YaST would say what exactly it does (switch via
> > commandline), e.g. "copying /usr/lib/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin to
> > /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime" so I could easily learn to get rid
> > of these crutches --- they are great to learn walking, but I
> > often want not to *have* to use them,
> The majority of the consumers won't agree. They want "Plug-n-Play" in
> EVERYTHING, software and hardware. They're afriad of the
> computer and don't
> wan't (or don't want to take the time) to explore.
> > Oh, go and make it as opaque and 'intelligent' and 'all the
> > user has to know is how to operate the power-on switch and the
> > coffe-cup holder' ... as long as one can switch it off with
> > ease. IMHO.
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