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Re: [SLE] there should not be a default for paper size?? (was: [SLE] Warning to Americans!)
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 21:41:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <7bca46c50604291341u61d6c06do1a4e66ea1cb14be4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 29/04/06, Paul W. Abrahams <abrahams@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Saturday 29 April 2006 3:49 pm, Per Jessen wrote:
> > Good question: within the user population, what fraction uses A4 and
> > what fraction uses US letter?
> Given SUSEs European roots, I would venture a guess and say there
> probably are more SUSE-users in Europe than in North-America and
> Canada.

But who knows, aside from the SuSE sales department?

> > You have to set the time zone explicitly, so why not the paper size?
> Perhaps because timezone varies a lot more than paper-size? But it's a
> good question - I'm sure the default paper-size could be set under YAST
> somewhere.

I believe you can -- but you should be asked explicitly to set it when you do
an install. If the default were US letter, you'd want that question asked at
installation, wouldn't you?


It amazes me that the default location is the US yet SuSE is a
European distro. It doesn't cause me a problem and neither do any of
the other defaults as they are easily changed. It's just surprising.

I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
PLEASE DON'T drink and drive it's not clever, it's just stupid.

Kevan Farmer

Linux user #373362

Cheslyn Hay

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