Le 06/08/2010 09:00, Martin Schlander a écrit :
Fredag den 30. juli 2010 19:31:58 skrev Pavol Rusnak:
> == openSUSE - For the productive poweruser ==
after rereading all the strategy, I think what is wrong in yours is..
the name :-). This was said already, but I don't remember a good
proposal (I didn't reread all the mailing list, I may have missed
I fear than for many people, the "power user" is somebody else. Better
should be "curious user" "freemind user", "active user", I
user that don't use his computer in the stock configuration (as
opposit of what my sister do, who don't know what is a program or an
application!), but also anybody that have a friend or relative that
can do this for him. may be simply "productive user" (without power)
who will do
As this strategy deliberately tries to be quite close to the current reality
of things, the strategy shouldn't require much extra work - if any.
if I understood well this strategy, it's very near from what we do if
* Differentiation from Fedora, Mandriva and Ubuntu.
may be a more clear goal (isn't it the goal of the present
discussion?), because I don't think *any* linux distro can be used by
anybody. Notice that this problem is mainly because no linux
distribution is installed in the computer by the vendor. Because most
linux distro pre-installed should be easier to use than windows (IMHO)
And I personally believe there's a big _craving_ out there, for a gratis,
home-user distro that actually tries to be productive and professional. I see
a lot of experienced, highly technical Linux people switching to OSX in the
last couple of years - and I think a big part of the reason for that is that
they don't find any other productive (desktop) Unix.
I really don't think that opensource programmers can cope with the
Apple philosophy! And the future of Apple is Istore, not Mac, and
closed applications (tighly closed)
openSUSE lose because of it?
We might lose some of our Joe Sixpack type users. I don't think we have too
many of those to begin with
seeing the Linux % in the market, none. At least linux users *try* to
become a power user :-)
, and since this strategy is pretty close to the
status quo, I don't think that many existing
users would be lost.
We might lose some of the contributors whose motivation is spreading Linux to
as many people as possible and competing with Ubuntu for marketshare.
I really never seen what ubuntu have that we don't. Except if they are
breaking the Debian licence. And I tryed to become an Ubuntu user,
liking they LTS system. I never could :-(
We also might lose people who are all about exciting
bleeding edge and
do we need to have the very last kde or gnome? I beg we should drop
this or leave it to studio. Bleeding edge people can use factory :-).
But we shouldn't leave behind too many old hardware, many power users
are not money rich :-(
so it looks like your proposal can be merged with the status quo one :-)
that said, if this proposal is finally retained (may be after some
merge with others, not only the satus quo), wil will have to add some
"perspective to the future"
For example, I hope than some device will compete against the
completely closed Ipad. We should have some manpower dedicated at
lurking on the subject to be ready to go if ever openSUSE on a tablet
could run. Same for openSUSE on a phone. this market will largely
overhelm the current pc market soon or later, making all the PC obsolete
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