User friendly Free Software Desktops

Stefano Maffulli stefano.maffulli at
Wed Jul 18 17:02:37 UTC 2001

On Wednesday 18 July 2001 17:23, Josef Dalcolmo wrote:
> I simply think that the current systems are still more designed by
> programmers for programmers, but not for average users (given that it is
> often a spare time effort, that is quite understandable). The average

This opinion of yours comes from using a GNU/Linux distribution that is 
actually made by (experts) for (experts). Next time you should try to compare 
Mandrake (don't  know about others) to WinXX: the difference between the two 
systems is not so big. Integrated help system, all management task is done 
via GUI (whether it works or not is another issue--like in M$ stuff)... you 
can even disable the login screen, if you want, and have a "default" user 
logged on every boot.

My 2cents, it's not a distro-flame-war, 


Stefano Maffulli aka Reed                   | Milano Linux User Group a close-up on italy  |
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