chapmanccc at chapmanccc at
Thu Nov 11 14:58:31 UTC 2004

To the developers,

The Linux operating system is maturing and we all hope that it will be a major contender in the home and business markets.  As it approaches this goal, the customer base changes.  Linux is no longer the "geek OS" it once was.  Where once the predominant profile of a Linux user was a young male, you now find fathers and husbands (I am both), women (I am married to one) and children (I have three).  Linux is my main OS at home and my wife and oldest child also use it.

With this evolution, a level of professionalism must also take place.  Being that the Fedora project is one of the leading consumer Linux distributions, I would hope the developers would want to 'lead the pack' in this area.

This brings me to my point.  I was rather disappointed with the content in the "WebCollage" and "Barcode" screensavers.  These screensavers have since been manually removed from my system, but I would have preferred them not to be installed by default.  When I install Mac OS or Windows, garbage like this is not included.  Why?  Because the developers strive to build a professional product.  Yes, I can install items like this with Mac OS or Windows, but I would need to download or purchase them after installing the OS.

Developers, please be considerate when creating the Fedora distributions and let's strive to make Linux as professional as possible.

Thank you,


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