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Ubuntu *implements* usability changes

Ubuntu *implements* usability changes

Posted Mar 8, 2009 1:33 UTC (Sun) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: Ubuntu *implements* usability changes by rwmj
Parent article: Ubuntu debates usability changes

but the target audience for Linux distros is all of the above. so which answer is 'right'?


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Ubuntu *implements* usability changes

Posted Mar 8, 2009 9:19 UTC (Sun) by rwmj (subscriber, #5474) [Link]

No answer is right. You test all the groups of people that you want to be able to successfully use the UI. This makes the whole thing much more expensive, but that's what you get when you want a UI which is useful for grandmas, astronauts and monkeys. Back in the real world, businesses decide narrow segments where they want to market and sell their software, and test only those, trading off the cost of developing for each segment with potential return.


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