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Posted Apr 5, 2012 13:45 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
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Posted Apr 5, 2012 21:35 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Well, if we remove all the negatives then the bare fact is that people perceive desktop in the same way as they perceive cars. Hundred years ago it was more important for the driver to know how to fix car rather then know how to switch lanes on highway (because highways had only two lanes back then). Today a lot of drivers never even look under the hood.
Desktop passed the same the same path but much faster. There are some enthusiasts who know all about compilers, computer languages, etc, but even developers are increasingly ignorant. Thus solution (source distribution) which was perfect forty years ago is not acceptable today.
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