[CentOS] OT: linux desktop market share more than 1%

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Thu Oct 7 19:35:00 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 09:16:21PM +0200, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Am 07.10.2010 um 20:54 schrieb Mark:
> > On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Bill Campbell  
> > <centos at celestial.com> wrote:
> > :
> Except for stuff like scanners.
> I doubt my mother would have been able to extract the firmware-binary  
> blob for her scanner from some installer-cd (or even from a windows- 
> installer).
> Devs in the OSS-world seem too busy to invent yet another desktop, or  
> sound-architecture or image-viewer (just count how many image-viewers  
> there are on freshmeat - they're only beaten by half-assed GUIs for  
> iptables).

heh, you've hit on one of my pet peeves.  Take Anaconda, which works
well enough, and you'll have a ton of developers "improving".  (Just
wait for the RH6 and CentOS followup--you will now have what RH calls a
simplified and streamlined text installer--it's basically been

Or pulseaudio, which, as has been said, was a solution in search of a
problem.  The latest Fedora thing is systemd, which will help it boot
faster--of course, once it boots, your scanner still won't work unless
there's someone your mom can call.  

They work on little GUIs and things to help the imaginary average user
(whom most developers seem to consider i synonomous with moron) while
ignoring all the things that should be done.  

Scott Robbins
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