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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.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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