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Re: Linux Distribution Chooser

Chris Howie wrote:
> And if that's the case then you select both of them during the install.

    On an advanced install that's exactly what you do.

> Except that Debian put Gnome there when all I selected was "Desktop
> environment."  Come on, you know that Linux users tend to value specificity.
> WHICH desktop environment?

    Whichever you decide the first time *you* log in.

> I would be very happy to see the tasksel setup show
> exactly what is being installed, e.g.

> * Mail server (Exim)
> * Web server (Apache 2)
> * Desktop environment (X.org, KDE, Gnome)
> * DNS server (Bind 9)

    Tasksel is for the neophytes.  If you don't want the neophyte answers use
the tools better geared to your experience level.

> And really,
> how bad can a separate option for KDE and Gnome be?

    It's a largely unneeded question and added complexity.

> I mean, while we're getting KDE and Gnome, why not icewm, xfce4, and fluxbox?

    Show me neophytes who are using icewm, xfce4 or fluxbox.  Generally what
do they want "Something like Windows" as that is what they're used to.  The
two realistic options are the default.

> How hard can it be to give the user a choice during the install, and why is
> that such a stupid idea according to you?

    You are given a choice.  You just refuse to see that.

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