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Re: Good GUI for essid selection?

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 08:33:01PM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
} With all due respect, Debian and its derivatives will never
} compete with OS X or Windows unless they make this seamless
} for the end-user. I shouldn't have to script it; along with
} a web browser and an office suite, seamless networking that
} you rarely have to think about is essential for the
} end-user.
} I'm perfectly able to script such a thing, but the average
} user shouldn't be expected to do so.

There are those whose goal is to make Linux (or some distribution thereof)
compete with Windows and OS X. Several are involved with Ubuntu and Xandros
and Redhat and Fedora and Lycoris/Mandriva and SuSE/Novell. The people
involved with Debian, however, are not necessarily interested in whether
Linux competes. Many are in it for the freedom. Many treat it as a hobby.
Many consider it one tool among many, suitable for certain tasks and not
others (and are often opposed to the one-size-fits-all philosophy of making
Linux accessible to the average user based on an expectation, right or
wrong, that the tool will become less effective).

The point here is not that Linux should not be polished, integrated, and
presented for the average user, but that you cannot assume that everyone
cares about Debian's suitability for the average user or is even at least
neutral about it.

} Stephen R. Laniel

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