Re: More Political Stuff

Sean Middleditch wrote:
> Let's rephrase that then:  Linux isn't ready to be the desktop for
> average moron.

Should it be?

I don't think the current window-icon-mouse-pointer idea is appropriate
for people who want to "get stuff done" without learning anyuthing
more about the tool than they have to.

What is the average ink flow in mm^3/sec of a ball point pen?  Why
can I write with one without knowing who makes the ink?

So the arguments should not perhaps be about whether your great-grandmother
can install gnome and linux, nor whether Debian or Open BSD is better for
your three-year-old boy, but instead whether it's good for someone in
a plausible target demographic.  A college student, say, or someone at
high school/VIth Form.

Gnome is a small step forward, perhaps, but an important one.

Ankh / Lee

Liam Quin - Barefoot in Toronto - -
author, The Open Source XML Database Toolkit, Wiley, August 2000
Co-author, The XML Specification Guide, Wiley, 1999

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