[OT Humor] "Obviously designed by morons"
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 16:23:53 UTC 2011
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM, James McKenzie <jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/21/11, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at freenet.de> wrote:
>> On 03/21/2011 11:34 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> I can see the logic in that, but it's a shame. If everyone who wants
>>> a bit of user interface stability jumps ship there will be no brakes
>>> on the Gnome developers at all: they'll just carry on deleting user-
>>> configurability and adding kewl new features.
>> Isn't this what the people who are promoting Gnome 3 in Fedora intend?
> I don't think that is the intent. I don't think this is the intent of
> the Gnome3 developers either. However, as Linux moves from a niche to
> prominenance we are going to pick up the ID10Ts that will click on a
> button just to see what happens and then cry when their Gnome
> installation is broken and cannot follow obviously simple
> instructions. Then they go out and trash Linux. Never mind they
> brought this upon themselves, Linux sucks and that is their mantra.
This argument doesn't hold water.
Take the simple-greeter "disable_user_list" setting.
In GNOME, you either have to use gconftool-2 or install and use
gconf-editor to switch "disable_user_list" on or off.
On OS X (which is supposed to be for people who don't know how to use
computers...), changing the equivalent setting is an easily-clickable
option in the "Accounts" pane of "System Preferences".
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