Re: usplash in desktop task?
On Tue, 8 May 2007 18:39:28 +0200, Christian Perrier <email@example.com> said:
> It is also perfectly obvious that nice boot environments tend to hide
> information (this is indeed why they're nice).
This is very subjective. I, for one, do not find hiding
information "nice". The information produced is better than nothing;
which is what pretty graphics usually are. If nothing else, it tells my
how much crap I have installed, and has, in the past, induced me to
clean up my machine.
> However, who *really* uses that information in normal situations?
Well, not all the world is exactly like you. I routinely "use"
> It is my understading that all such utilities offer a way to disable
> the cute graphics/colors/whatever when needed (for instance when the
> kernel crashes just like 2.6.20 crashes on my system as it seems).
> So, why not offer them as easily as possible to our users? Which
> means, yes, activate them by default. That is certainly more marketing
> stuff than deeply useful stuff but marketing and appealing
> presentation also counts.
I find this strange. There is information presented to me durng
boot, which has some (perhaps marginal) value. Pretty colors are
mostly contentless, so have _less_ value, at the very least, they
Why should the default be an option with less value?
Isn't this my STOP?!
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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