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Re: Better visibility of "what can you do with Debian" on the Debian main page

Le jeudi 14 avril 2011 à 09:12 +0200, Klistvud a écrit :
> The term "app store" is extremely well established and quite
> univocally defines a store where apps are *sold*. Using the 
> term, or any subvariant of the term, is IMHO just bound to rise 
> eyebrows and confuse newbies.
> Non-newbies already have a far more apt term for what is referred to  
> here -- it's the term "repository". It's more precise, not confusing,
> has an established tradition, and is quite univocal.

In my opinion, "app store" is name which carries in confusion. "app
store" provide "widgets" very closed and nothing like a real
"app" (LibreOffice, Firefox, Joomla...). These widgets are very
specialised and sounds like bubbleware for small paying pigs.

Why using 100 apps for doing something that 1 browser can doing ? "App
store" is lineal heir to french "3615 Minitel".

I do not wish, in no way, that "app store" appears in the vocabulary of

(Sorry for my english)

Jérôme Dautzenberg

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