Ramblings and questions regarding Fedora, but stemming from gnome-software and desktop environments

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 20:42:07 UTC 2014

On 28/12/14 18:05, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Alec Leamas <leamas.alec at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Possibly. But isn't there quite a difference between the "novice user"
>> and the Fedora Workstation target user i. e., developers?
> Not necessarily. I wrote:
> "Yes, Workstation targets developers, but not exclusively, and also
> developers who use fancy IDEs and who don't work with the terminal. I
> just don't want this thread to degenerate into a discussion of this
> lousy definition [of normal/novice users], since it's not important.
> What's important is that we want Workstation to be excellent for users
> who never touch the terminal."

Hm... developers which never touches the terminal?! Seems like a really 
narrow group (?)

> Fedora currently suffers from the impression that it is a complicated OS
> for advanced users only, and that novices (including novice developers)
> should use Ubuntu instead.

I have full sympathy for this goal. Question is if it aligns with the 
developer target for the workstation?

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