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Re: usplash in desktop task?

On Wed, 9 May 2007 06:46:38 +0200, Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> said: 

>> >         Why should the default be an option with less value?
>> Well, maybe because majority of users start to use a system because
>> they think it's beautiful and neat? :-D

> That is *exactly* my point. So are your remarks about people who need
> to keep the information usually being easily able to tweak out the few
> needed bit to deactivate the nice boot environment.

        But the people who actually need to be informed are the ones who
 are least likely to figure out how to get at the information that has
 been suppressed, keeping them ignorant.

> I still remember that we once said that one of D-I's main target are
> those Bob Users we all meet daily (people quite familiar with
> computers, often empirically, but not deep specialists of Linux
> environments). Those people will take a nice boot as appealing and
> count it as one of the arguments that will make them choose Debian.

        All this is pure speculation, no?  Do we have any data that says
 users like being kept in the dark, just because they are not 31337

> ANd we are all in the mood of other people using the system we
> develop, aren't we?

        Actually, no.  I usually write code to help other people like
 me, in the hope they write code I can use. So the users I work for
 definitely won't like the concept of treating users like mushrooms.

Your present plans will be successful.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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