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This time there is not an improved install respective to RedHat. We were not
enough to do everything so we had to assign priorities and in our opinion
simple to use was more important than simple to install.
Main ideas were:
-Provide access to help for the user who is learning alone . It will be
impossible to spread Linux between end ussrs if we continue modelling the Linux
user as a person who got previous training on a box administered by someone
else before having to use it for real. Mac people fly solo from minute one,
that is what we should aim for Linux users.
-Make Linux fun and useful: we will not attract end users to Linux by adding
-Last October I met marketing people at an installfest who were interested in
becoming Linux users. We should not act as if Linux were restricted to the
narrow boundaries of traditional Unix: programmers, engineers na
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses
xkobo, mirrormagic, lincity, mastergear: Games
Sane 1.0: Scanner access
povray, xfpovray, moonlight: Graphic art.
xwave, timidity, rosegarden, xmp3player, cdda2wav: Playing, composing
and recording music
neXtaw: Beautifies Athena applications.
pilot-link: Data transfer between a Linux PC and a USR Pilot
peruser, tkrat: Respectively news and mail clients. Both of them
allow offline reading and composing thus being very adequate for
people who have expensive connectivy through PPP links. Mail and news
are vital in order to get help.
zircon, tkirc: IRC clients. Another way to get help.
GV: Postscript viewer. Configured for quality output in order to
Gimp: Image manipulation.
mozilla_config, midiplugin, WavPlugin, xswallow: Improvements for Netscape
word2x: Reading MS Word6 documents.
lilo: Hacked for national keyboard support.
klyx, korganizer: Office applications related to KDE.
xfstt: True Type font server
maxwell: Wysywyg Word Processor. Unfortunately it is beta.
cbb, xinvest: personal finance.
Acrobat: PDF reader. It allows viewing some documents Xpdf chokes
upon. But you will need Xpdf if you are using 64K colors.
cooledit: User friendly editor
Wine: Windows emulator
xephem: Know the position of the stars
xmbase-grok: Small database program adequate for things like managing
your wine cellar.