This is a discussion on [News] More Options is Better - Linux ; -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Linux Distro "User Levels" ,----[ Quote ] | There are some distros that even go too far in trying to make a | distro "newbie" friendly and in the interest of making a few ...
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Linux Distro "User Levels"
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| There are some distros that even go too far in trying to make a
| distro "newbie" friendly and in the interest of making a few things super
| easy to find or do, actually remove some of the capability or productiveness
| overall. That isn't productive either.
Sounds like OS X.
[Tongue in Cheek:] Messiness is better
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| Had KDE not removed the problem, I could have set up Xfce. Had Xfce not
| solved the problem, I could turned to IceWM, Blackbox, Fluxbox, Afterstep or
| any of a couple of dozen other desktops or window manager.
| By contrast, had we been running Windows, she would have had to endure the
| problem, because only one desktop would be available for her (or perhaps I
| would have had to re-install). But, under GNU/Linux, I had an immediate
| choice of workarounds – and all because free software isn’t so rigidly
| organized that it has only one of everything. The redundancy that people love
| to decry makes an emergency far less urgent, so I, for one, hope that no
| distribution every tries to do much tidying.
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Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Oct 2008 13:00:23 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Linux Distro "User Levels"
> 1. Dumb.
> 2. Dumber.
> 3. Dumber even still.
4. Wintroll who spends his life trolling cola.