markmc at redhat.com
Thu Nov 11 15:33:16 UTC 2004
On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 14:58, chapmanccc at juno.com wrote:
> 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.
I think Ray has recently done work to put some of the screensavers into
a package which isn't installed by default. I agree that it might be
worthwhile to put some of the more geeky screensavers into that package.
Its always going to be a tough call to decide which ones should be
installed by default and which ones shouldn't, but logging a bug
bugzilla.redhat.com/xscreensaver with your suggestions for which ones
shouldn't be installed by default (with a rationale for each
> Developers, please be considerate when creating the Fedora
> distributions and let's strive to make Linux as professional as
Thanks for the advice. I'll start acting more professional tomorrow.
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