Re: Chapter 13 - Software Installation
Bolan Meek wrote:
> Santeri Kannisto wrote:
> > Anthony W. Youngman wrote:
> > >
> > [clip]
> > > 13.3.1 Category
> > >
> > > Is ...
> > That is rather confusing to beginners...
> > Consider eg. looking for Linux games: which category you should
> > select (KDE, GNOME, X11 or Games)? Or what does X11 tell to a novice?
> > I suggest organizing packages according to use like:
> > 1. Work
> I wonder if 1. Office might be more to the point, and yet clear
> enough to beginners. "Work" might conjure images of automotive
I think that office will limit applications to "office" use or
to certain productivity software like word processing and spreadsheet.
You can do productive things also at home. Therefore I separated
Entertainment from Work. There is probably a lot better word for
it, but I would still not suggest word "Office" for it.
Other solution could be to divide most used categories like Office
and Home, but if you do that then you will problems in placing
subcategories for those, like where to put other productive software
used mostly at work excluding office applications (utilities for
printing, text, dictionaries, filemanagers and archiving tools).
Moreover, it's maybe too close to a MS trademark.
> repair, carpentry, and besides, what if the newbie has aspirations
> to labor as a programmer. He might never look in 4. Development.
> I can't remember when it ended, but there was a time I did not
> associate the word "development" with programming, even though
> it had been several years since my three years of programming
> classes in High School ('76 - '78).
The final terms should be probably asked from newbies. Anyway
I think that every category should have a written definition
and explanation, which could help for that kind of problems.
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