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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On 10/25/2013 07:52 AM, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 7:47 AM, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
>> Debian is the "Universal OS", isn't it?
> Part of being a 'Universal OS' is being useful to as many people as
> possible, including people who don't know what a "desktop" is and
> people who don't have the ability to choose a desktop. Artificially
> limiting the range of people exposed to, using or working on Debian
> isn't a good idea.

It's not as if those users would just stay, stuck on the screen forever,
then give-up installing Debian because they don't know what to answer.
They will eventually choose an option, and move on to the next screen,
even if they don't understand what they are doing. And probably those
who don't know are trying "Linux" for the first time, because they are
curious to know a new thing. If we point them to a wiki.d.o entry,
explaining everything, then we're good.

Also, I would find it very bad, if we made such an important design
decisions based on the most ignorant group of our user base, pretending
it would be a blocker for them, or because they would have the feeling
it's harder to use (I'm convince it's not the case with good enough help
text). I'm sure that the majority (if not all) of us in this thread
would enjoy having such an option to choose from.


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