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Re: SEUL: First Impressions

On 10 Jun 1997 jghasler@win.bright.net wrote:

> Jay Bloodworth writes:
> > ...but giving them nifty dialogs to tinker with the kind of cosmetic
> > changes you can make in other OSes will go a long way towards making SEUL
> > appealing to to a broader range of people.
> They tinker with trivia on those other OS's because they are not allowed to
> do anything real.  Let's not get so carried away with making Linux easy to
> use that we take away any reason to use it.

But if they dislike our default desktop so intensely that they can't use it,
why not make it easier to change? Some people prefer white-on-black to
black-on-white when typing in a lot of text, so why not make it as easy as
possible to change between the two? Having to edit .rc files just to change
colours is needlessly complicated for most *end users*. There should be
enough of us here to write a Linux version of Win95 control panel, if that
seems necessary. There's not much point in installing Linux on a system if
the user is then unable to use it because they don't know what to do.

And don't forget that many people will play around with the desktop for five
minutes then say, "This stoopid Linux thing won't even let me change the
wallpaper - I'm going back to a REAL O/S".

Thomas Molesworth            (thomas@bass.almac.co.uk)

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