Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Sep 2002 02:30 UTC
Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Re: language support?
by wc20052 on Wed 18th Sep 2002 16:49 UTC

> What's the problem ? You just need to do like with any
> other Debian distribution :

> 1. su - && apt-get install locales-es
> 2. logout
> 3. echo -en "export LANG='es_ES'nexport LC_ALL='es_ES'n" >> ~/.bashrc
> 4. . ~/.bashrc # to avoid logging out and back in.

No offense.. but this is a prime example of what (to me) is wrong with linux. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty decent at configuring things.. but come on people.

If you need to change language support.. the answer should have been "go to the control center, select language, and choose "Spanish" (which downloads if not available perhaps). Click ok.

I'd just love to try telling my mother how to change language support over the phone if the only way is by typing in the above. "ok, type s-u-space-ampersand-ampersand.. that's right, two of them. space-a-p-t-space..." Yeah.. she'll be able to do that again on her own next time.

The shell is a wonderful thing, but you can't expect the average user to migrate to linux if they have to type anything at all in manually. People who are less computer literate want to be able to click and select _Everything_. Let the power user do it from the command line if he wants, but don't make that a requirement.