Axel Braun wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 22. Dezember 2016, 08:50:14 CET schrieb Administrator:
To everyone complaining about openSUSE then being harder to use by end-users, I would like to remind them that Packman exists and is used by a lot of users -- they already are used to adding add-on repositories to get more codecs for VLC or whatever.
The distinction is in having a usable install when finished - nothing in the Packman repositories are essential for most normal uses. Some things in the non-OSS repositories are.
You are right, the system has to be useable when installation is finished. But I did not find one program in non-OSS that is needed (on my hardware) for this goal.
I found: gstreamer.*fluendo-something and unrar. For my personal machine, also steam.
On the other hand, multimedia is a primary topic specially for non-technical users, so they will sooner or later install packman.
Techies don't use multimedia? :-)
I’d suggest that your uses for an installation differ from those of the majority of people. We can collectively agree to make the distribution less useful, but I, for one, would choose not to.
In terms of installation I dont see the big technical difference. The message should be that openSUSE cares for users privacy and freedom by offering only free software by default. But giving him as well the option to use his freedom to add non-free software, e.g. video codecs.
So we could offer in future three USP: ease of use, ease of administration (YaST), and freedom be default.
For most users, I question the value and importance of #3.