Re: [linux-392] this is crap. This is not windows and it shouldn't imitate windows in ANY WAY.

From: Matthew J.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:46 PM

although I agree that windows should not be immitated or held as any kind of standard for excellence, I would conceed that if the same kind of attention were given to interface design, usability, etc, that we give to kernel engineering Linux could make osx look like windows 95

On Jan 27,[masked]:53 PM, "badiane" <[address removed]> wrote:

Most average windows users are, well morons who think that because they are familiar with using an interface they think they understand computing.  If people do not want to make an effort to learn then no one should have to dumb themselves down to make them feel comfortable.  If you go to a quality college and you don't understand or can't rise up to the challenge you drop out.  No one would ever expect that Harvard lowers their standard.  But since Linux is "NOT" microsoft and is seen by many as an upstart or wanna be (linux' roots go farther back than M$) then they think that Linux has to bend to them.  No, No, No.  It's up to the programmers and documentation writers to provide proper abstraction of the underlying structures ( maybe this may help them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking) and for the document writers to understand how different groups of people perceive and comprehend information and write accordingly.  I just needed to get
 this off my chest.

Anyway
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/opensource/?p=322&tag=nl.e011

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