[Digikam-users] Digikam-users Digest, Vol 76, Issue 19

Photonoxx photonoxx at free.fr
Fri Sep 9 17:14:24 BST 2011

Le Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:43:39 +0200, Paul Verizzo <paulv at paulv.net> a écrit:

> World is not perfect, regardless the OS you use.
> A minimum a learning is necessary.

Sorry to learn you it doesn't exist (in my point of view) and probably  
never do.

> :) Nicolas, I swear I do try to
> recognize what is just a different way of doing something and a stupid  
> way of doing something. By stupid, I mean possibly the neccessity to  
> start with. Then,
> non-intuitive procedures. Then, what I have often referred to as "secret
> handshake" methods, i.e., not being inducted into the society, not  
> having a clue
> what an error or instruction means. I absolutely agree that Linux has  
> made huge
> strides to being more user friendly in the 11 years I've played with it.  
> When
> the distro creators accept that not everyone is in Mensa or grew up with
> Torvalds at the dinner table, it will find more desktop users. I think  
> Ubuntu
> has made significant progess in that direction, explaining it's rapid  
> rise to
> market dominance.

Every things need some learn, even if, now, some things seems obvious to  
you, like walking on 2 feet or change a light bulb, but I swear some  
peoples can stay a very long time waiting for somebody who changes a  
simple light bulb.

May be a lot of thing seems obvious to you with windows, because most of  
actual Desktop users had grown up with Gates at the dinner table (in a  
certain manner) and not with Torvalds... But if you reverse things, may be  
Windows would seem very ugly to use.

May be Windows or Mac OS seem to be user friendly due to the fact the  
setting/tweaking possibilities are mainly hidden (MacOs is worse than  
Windows on this point), and when you want to do something special, you're  
simply blocked and have to resign.

So, definitely perfect OS is an utopia for me... each one has advantages  
and inconveniences...

Nicolas Boulesteix
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