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Re: Please, help Linus install Debian!

Am Donnerstag 26 Juli 2007 schrieb Gilles Pelletier:
> Le 25 Juillet 2007 18:06, vous avez écrit :

> But I believe I'll stop the discussion here. Otherwise, I'm afraid
> that, instead of copy-pasting the FROM field of one of my messages in
> his mail filter, Sir Eddelbuettel will sent tons of relevant messages
> to explain that I'm "simply wasting everybody's time here". You know
> how some Debian experts have to get their point through...

Hi Gilles,

Well, I actually do think that there is *lots* of room for improvement 
regarding usability and userfriendlyness in Linux and open source desktop 
environments. But I do not think that Linux stands bad in comparison with 
Windows. Actually I do not even think that a general comparison makes 
much sense. Better would be looking at concrete issues, copy things from 
other operating system that really work well *and* create own better 
solutions for things that do not work well there.

And thus where you have concrete suggestions I recommend you to file bug 
reports and contact the developers of the relevant packages directly. For 
many things it may even be better to contact the upstream developers 
directly, cause thats where Debian developers get their sources from.

Why I do recommend you this? Cause I think it will have more chance to 
actually have an impact. Get involved! A discussion here won't change lot 
and I really do not think that Klaus Knopper will rewrite Debian to make 
it more userfriendly. So the discussion here does not have much chance to 
have any visible impact at all IMHO.

That said I for example follow KDE 4 developments closely[1], and I am 
very impressed that many of the KDE 4 team members actually right now 
*improve* a lot upon user friendlyness and usability.

Get involved, make suggestions, make mockups, get in touch with the 
various usability teams, if you really want this to have any impact!

[1] http://www.commits.org

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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