Linked by Charles Williams on Tue 17th Jan 2006 21:25 UTC
Linux What ever happened to the total computer newbies who tried Debian (part I | part II)? Mike, Diane, Mary & Carla are still doing very well, although much has changed since the first articles were written. They no longer use Libranet. They no longer use Gnome & believe it or not, Windows has now been installed. Read along to find out what happened.
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While I do agree with most of the points you mention, why many distros lack this attention to detail I believe is because of distinct and different priorities.

There are the HobbyOS which focus on new and insteresting features/ideas/concepts/technology ... and then the For-ProfitOS which mostly have a target customer base and desired market area in which they focus on the request/paid for/most profitable/least costly features/ideas/concepts/technology.

The bottom line is that at this point neither groups see the compelling reasons behind those details as they fall some where in between new & interesting features and the high profit & highly demanded consumer requested feature sets.

Thats why I think they have and continue to fall through the cracks.

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