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Re: Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On 14 Apr 2006, Thiemo Seufer told this:
> > Ognyan Kulev wrote:
> >> Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> >>> "HAM" is not an acronym, so "Ham Radio" would be more appropriate.
> >>>
> >>> Even better (IMHO) is the full term "Amateur Radio", but some may
> >>> disagree. I've CC'd debian-hams for their input also.
> >>
> >> Is there a problem with using "Amateur (Ham) Radio"?
> >
> > It is unnecessarily complicated.
>         Do we really want to cater to people who are thrown off by
>  "(Ham)"?

Yes. Debian shouldn't be the Linux Distribution of Cryptic Acronyms.

>  Would it not be a public service to steer such simple souls
>  to something which may be better fit for them, like, say, Windows?

I doubt Windows is a better fit.

>         Since when has dumbing down debian been a goal?

What exactly was dumbed down here? Is there a non-Ham Amateur Radio
we would have to distinguish from?


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