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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [PLEASE SPEAK UP] Disabling legacy file systems by default?
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On 11/02/2019 19.41, Liam Proven wrote:
On 2/11/19 5:31 PM, Jim Henderson wrote:


For instance, a decade or so ago, I wrote a series of
getting-started-with-Linux articles for the Register, and included
some very simple commands to enable some additional repositories
and add in packages for video playback and so on.

In the comments, I was lambasted for this. "If you have to type
anything, it's too hard. Ordinary users won't do that." Etc.

I have been told the exact same thing - and I know it was not the same
people, as these do not write English, and it was face to face.


Other commentators pointed out that with text commands, you could
cut-and-paste them, and that meant they'd be error-free. Long
descriptions of what to click can't be copied-and-pasted, and that
means people will get stuff wrong.

And it is true.



By the way, I never try to convince Windows guys to try Linux. It is a
rule of mine. If the thing goes bad, they will cook me alive; and it
always god bad at least on a minor hurdle - and there it goes.

But if they are convinced that they want to try for whatever reason,
then I help all I can. I don't try to convince them to start with
openSUSE either, unless they want me to do the maintenance. I may
suggest openSUSE, though. Reason? Everybody knows Ubuntu is easier. Sigh
.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from openSUSE 15.0 (Legolas))
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