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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
But GUI desktops affect how the _users_
interact with the computer. Those who chose just one desktop over the
other are the ones not thinking in users.
Show me the code!
Posted Sep 16, 2005 13:44 UTC (Fri) by gallir (guest, #5735)
Posted Sep 16, 2005 17:12 UTC (Fri) by frazier (guest, #3060)
By selecting one desktop you are taking lot of decisions for the user, not for improving her/his direct experience
It is important to remember that:
Most people really don't want to use computers, they really just want to accomplish things and the computer is a tool they use. They don't particularily like them, they aren't an interest or a hobby, and they don't follow news for them more than they have to.
More software is not in the interest of the less technical user or businesses in general.
From the UserLinux perspective, look at the mission statement:
Provide businesses with freely available, high quality Linux operating systems accompanied by certifications,
Certifications are easier with a smaller set of software generate certification test for in regards to people and hardware (if applicable)
service, and support options
Easier to service and support software as a new employee or as an ISV if it's the same software you've been supporting in the past.
designed to encourage productivity
The idea tool is what you need and not much else. Though it is impossible to get a PC taylored to everyone perfectly, it is safe to say they don't typically need two browsers or two word processors, and the presence of both is more likely to confuse than aid.
Less software to go wrong.
while reducing overall costs.
Streamlining will reduce costs, and the licensing used for a variety of the software (avoiding free/commercial dual licenses like MySQL uses) helps too.
Posted Sep 25, 2005 22:47 UTC (Sun) by dkite (guest, #4577)
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