Idea: easier transition for newcomers from other DEs/OSes
ajackson at redhat.com
Fri Aug 24 18:04:47 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-08-24 at 19:15 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> It's all about picking default settings new users wish. Imagine a user
> who is coming from Windows to Fedora, but he has no clue how linux
> works. It would greatly help him if the linux behaved to some extent
> similar to Windows - meaning applications look (themes), window's
> buttons layout (in this case same), menu layout, keyboard shortcuts etc.
> The same for users coming from Mac OS and for users used to Gnome and
> switching to KDE and opposite way. The idea is that user selects what he
> wants his desktop resemble, and then the usage of the desktop would be
> more intuitive to him.
Bzzt, logical fallacy. Read about the uncanny valley, then apply that
lesson to your argument. Point for point emulation is not just
technically infeasible, it's also a really really bad idea.
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