Re: Should we divide Debian to usable and unusable
>>"Sami" == Sami Haahtinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Sami> the statistics were there to show where we are.. this
Sami> percentage should be much smaller, just because it makes linux
Sami> more professional (No flames about this please!) it makes a
Sami> whole lot of difference to the end users what is the current
Sami> version number.. think of it.. would you use Debian if it was
Sami> 0.6.. or 0.2.4? the point for those figures was that the
Sami> suftware that is considered finished, shoudl be 1.0 it would be
Sami> more interesting to look for software older that 4 or 5 months
Sami> that hasn't changes since and still has pre 1.0 version...
I am not yet convinced that we should be spending any enrgy
whatsoever to attract and cater to users for whom that is is a valid
criteria for judging software quality.
Sami> i've seen so many times when a end user comes to Linux and
Sami> says: 'This crashes even more than my windows95' after trying
Sami> to explain the situation, the user has heard many words like
Sami> developement, unstable, woody, potato, slink and many
Sami> others.. the user doesn't know what to think.. exept.. 'BACK TO
Sami> WINDOWS! NOW'
In my humble opinion, that is precisely where they should be
too. No single operating system is for everyone. Trying to shoe horn
people into an environment unsuitable for them is contraproductive.
Sami> good point, although if i didn't have any clue.. i'd pick 2000 before
Sami> 0.2.3 just to be on the safe side...
Then perhaps you should consider Windows 2000, which has a
much more professional, mature, and robust version number than any
Linux distribution out there? I mean, obviously, it is miles ahead of
a mere 2.X version. It must be at least a thousand times better.
Conference, n.: A special meeting in which the boss gathers
subordinates to hear what they have to say, so long as it doesn't
conflict with what he's already decided to do.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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