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Re: Debian is losing its users



On 03/27/2008 12:15 PM, Jeff Goodman wrote:
Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 11:58:02AM -0700, Jeff wrote:
If you want Debian to be popular with more people, work at making it better for more people.

However, be careful not to make it worse for the previously loyal users.
If you add fancy but fragile knobs and eye-candy, the fragility will
scare off anyone who wants to use Debian for a serious use rather than a
consumer kiddy's desktop.

Doug.

I'd love to see a project, within Debian or not, that works on "user enhancement" packages. The goal would be to create various *optional* packages that could be added to a stock debian system to give it some of the sizzle that attracts some users to ubu, etc. This way, the Debian purist could just ignore the glitz.

jeff



We already have that:
aptitude install kde gnome compiz

In addition, there are two special Debian installation CDs that seem to install KDE and Xfce4 by default. Since I'm a Debian "purist," I never use them, but others will find them very useful.

Perhaps rather than to encourage newbies to try Kubuntu first, we can point them to debian-40r3-i386-kde-CD-1.iso :-)



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