Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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by case on Fri 24th Sep 2004 09:31 UTC

i chose linux definitely, windows is history for me (fully patched winxp, firewall on, fully updated nod antivirus and knock-knock, "your system will restart in one minute" - noo, i don't have the time for this)

i tried many distros but now i'm stuck with Xandros.
for a linux newbie it looks like windows, for a more experienced user here is xandros networks for installing software, and under the hood there is debian, so any "poweruser" capable of ./configure, make, make install (i prefer checkinstall ;) is capable to add anything he needs or tinker with cfg or rc files or what...

installation is for dummies, for one task there is one application, xandros file manager is explorers own brother and with redmond theme windows user will bet that this is win2k

and this is the best example of usability-over-choice - there is only kde 3.1.4 - but when it works like swiss clock, you don't have to think about it... (and if you know where the choice is hidden, you can find it and choose ;) )

it's not bleeding edge, but rock solid and stable like chinese government ;)

why are you whining that there is no distro for average user with a limited number of chices? it has been here for a long time. and not only xandros, you can choose linspire, suse or many others i don't remeber or even know.