On Tuesday 17 April 2007 18:54:09 Rick Stuart wrote:
I feel like the real concern voiced by Valent Turkovic has been
by all three of the responses I saw. What are we expecting the average
Joe who wants to try out this cool new thing called Linux to feel? He
can load it up and see a pretty twisty graphic but then can't get the
simplest thing like web browsing to work without installing a lot of
extra packages that are only obvious by a long Google search, abuse on
the forums (RTFM) or a previous experience.
If you are going to build a live CD (Excellent Idea by the way) for
people to try out Linux, then concentrate on the total experience. Look
at what "typical" users do and make sure they have success. Valent hit
the nail on the head....KDE...GNOME....why should that matter? GNOME
doesn't work any better with Totem BTW.
These comments are unfounded. You certainly can browse the web all you want.
If you run across a site that needs flash, firefix helpfully directs you to
Adobe/macromedia where they have a rpm already for you that integrates
nicely. And there is _plenty_ of web space out there without proprietary
crap on them. To state that you can't do the simplest things like web
browsing is a bunch of horse crap and FUD.
Furthermore, Totem works just fine regardless of Gnome or KDE, the OP didn't
_use_ totem. If you're going to send slanderous comments at least have the
courtesy of backing them up with facts, proof, and bug numbers.
Release Engineer: Fedora