Re: Back to technical discussion? Yes! (was: network-manager as default? No!)
On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 04:19:30PM +0400, Dmitry E. Oboukhov wrote:
> >> Well, actually configuring a wireless network with wpa_supplicant and
> >> ifupdown is not hard at all and does not require too much time, _if_ a
> >> user has developed a good habbit of reading documentation first.
> JM> It seems to be a common belief between some developers that users should
> JM> have to read dozens of pages of documentation before attempting to do
> JM> anything.
> JM> I’m happy that not all of us share this elitist view of software. I
> JM> thought we were building the Universal Operating System, not the
> JM> Operating System for bearded gurus.
> User MUST study each OS he uses. If he doesn't want he will be
> forced to pay the other people who will tune his (user's) system.
> There is no discrimination here.
> I'm not a guru, but I don't understand why Debian must be broken to
> please a user who doesn't want to read anything.
For most people, a computer is just a tool. A versatile and complex
tool, yes, but not all that complexity has to be exposed by default.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
- Albert Camus