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

From: Aaron D
Sent on: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:39 PM
As awesome as osx is I just flat out refuse to pay for software that is
tied to hardware.  I want to install the os on any machine I feel like
(legally). 

A big hurdle that linux faces is the adherence to standards of look and
feel.  The nature of an open source project means lots of fragmentation. 
MS and apple bring uniformity for mass consumption.  Ubuntu is making huge
progress in this space.

My two cents.

--Aaron

On Tue, 27 Jan[masked]:46:18 -0500, Matthew Jording <[address removed]>
wrote:
> 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.wikiped...­) 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.tech...­
> 
> +++
> 
> "We are oft to blame in this. 'Tis too much proved that with devotion's
> visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself."
> 
> Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.��­�
> --Mark Twain
> 
> ++++++++++++++++++++­++++++++++++++++++++­++
> Avoid idolatry and adulation, be it of people or ideas.
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> +++
> 
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