Re: KDE Usability survey
On Thu, 13 Mar 2003 14:16:03 -0700 (MST)
Bruce Sass <email@example.com> wrote:
> > It would be interesting to know why the bleeding edge people insist on
> > using old hardware.
> - we like pushing the envelope in all directions
> - crippling a nice new machine with unstable software
> doesn't always work
> - easiest way out of a compatibility issue
Not everyone wants (or can afford) 2+ front-line boxes but using an oldish
machine (in my case a PII 333) gives an opportunity to try things without
having to worry about wrecking a main system or corrupting important data.
Basically if people didn't use their old boxes for playing with BE
software much stuff would never get tested outside of major developers.
James Tappin, O__ "I forget the punishment for using
firstname.lastname@example.org -- \/` Microsoft --- Something lingering
http://www.tappin.me.uk/ with data loss in it I fancy"