Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"

Thomas Janssen thomasj at
Sat Feb 20 20:17:47 UTC 2010

2010/2/20 Christoph Wickert <christoph.wickert at>:
> Am Freitag, den 19.02.2010, 18:09 -0500 schrieb Matthias Clasen:
>> - To a non-geek user, the choice of LXDE vs XFCE vs KDE vs Gnome makes
>> no sense whatsoever. 'A system tailored for Electrical Engineering' vs
>> 'A system tailored for Astronomy' might make some more sense, but still,
>> the mostly likely takeaway from a set of choices like that is 'not for
>> me'.
> I think "a system tailored for hardware with limited resources" or "a
> system tailored for netbooks" are IMO legitimate choices as well.
> But even more important: Do we target the non-geek user you are speaking
> of? I thought we agreed on the "working" target audience, on early
> adopters who are interested in Linux and who would like to contribute.
> And on the other hand we think they are too stupid to decide which
> desktop to choose? This doesn't sound convincing to me.


LG Thomas

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