Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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Goddamnit, stop it with the "intuitiveness" bullshit. There's no universal guidelines on intuitiveness, only those that exist in the users' mind. And guess what qualifies as intuitive in a user's mind? What they're used to. Nothing more, nothing less.

People are used to popping in a CD and clicking on the "Setup" icon to install a program. I'd argue that using officially supported repositories is hundreds of times more comfortable and secure than hunting down CDs and executable installers. But then again, people aren't used to it, so they think it's "unintuitive" (which, by the way, it's something they never think about. They only think about the things they're used to. The only ones talking bullshit about intuitiveness are the wanabee interface designer trolls like you).

Losing the FLOSS strengths over a stupid sense of "intuitiveness" is ridiculous, and is never going to happen.

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