Yves-Alexis Perez wrote: > I actually think having no default desktop would be just fine, instead > having the current 3-4 desktop installation media. Then anyone can pick > the DE she likes. I recently spent some time installing community computer labs in rural Brazil. Internet bandwidth was nearly nonexistant, so if you were lucky, someone could come up with a thumb drive with a Debian image containing a desktop environment that fit the target machines, which were variously recycled donations from more wealthy areas, or several revs back in government computer subsidies -- so all too underpowered for gnome. If the xfce iso didn't exist, people in these situtations would not be able to install a usable Debian system. At the same time, there is room for better communication, because what I observed is that users mostly tried to install with the default gnome CD first, only to find out it wasn't suited to their hardware. We could better communicate that eg, xfce and lxde images are more suited to older hardware. -- see shy jo  Eg, shared celluar modems, mostly over bandwidth caps and so reduced to a trickle.
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