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Re: [opensuse-project] Draft of Desktop Policy
  • From: "Kevin \"Yeaux\" Dupuy" <kevin.dupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 15:37:56 -0500
  • Message-id: <FC470F08-EEA3-4FA0-B9C5-48AB6F4DDB6B@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Aug 4, 2009, at 3:05 PM, "Joe Harmon" <jharmon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Why not let the user make that choice? Why do need to suggest anything? Is the fear that one desktop will overtake another by not suggesting a desktop? I just don't understand why we are suggesting anything. If we truly support both desktops then either install them both and give the user a better option for seeing the difference between the two or let the user make the choice.

It has been said in earlier threads that the reason for doing this is so that we have more of a user experience like Ubuntu. But Ubuntu has one desktop that they officially support. We don't. That isn't a bad thing, I think it is a good thing. But if we want less screens or choices for a new user, I don't see how suggesting one desktop over an equally supported desktop is an answer to that problem. We are essentially saying that the selected desktop is the suggested or preferred desktop.


This is my entire arguement in one email. Either go all the way, dump one desktop (and cut out half of our contributors and users in hopes of gaining more in the end) or don't suggest anything and make it easier for a user to decide (like the Desktop Tour I'm now planning to start work on later this month).
Kevin "Yeaux" Dupuy
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