Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 16:07 UTC
Linux "I am proud to announce the official release of Symphony OS Alpha 4. Alpha 4 includes the KNOPPIX version of the 2.6.11 Linux Kernel and an updated base based on Knoppix 3.9, numerous improvements to the Mezzo Desktop environment, includes synaptic for package management, beagle for local searching, supports .desktop files in the Programs target, and much more."
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RE: Interesting point....
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 20:27 UTC in reply to "Interesting point...."
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I love customization and my particular customizations make it easier for everday computing.

Yes, but how much work could you have done in the time you spent customizing your machine?

When I install my Zeta, I'm basically done. Everything is set properly by default, I can get working *immediatly*. Whereas with almost all other operating systems, I need hours and hours of work to get it to a level where I can finally get to getting some friggin' work done.

A simple method of shortening the time between install and getting some work done, is by limiting the options one can alter. This way, you're basically forcing the user to adapt, but after a few days, you'll have gotten more work done *in total*, than when you first spend hours and hours tweaking it.

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