Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Mar 2006 19:44 UTC, submitted by Ki Mun
Fedora Core Lunapark reviews Fedora Core 5, and concludes: "I would only recommend FC5 to people who do not own Nvidia video cards or do not mind tweaking a lot default settings to get things working. Otherwise stay with what you are using and wait for SUSE 10.1 or Ubuntu's Dapper. But if you do stick with FC 5 and get past the quirks, it is quite impressive and I am already eagerly awaiting FC 6."
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RE: Nvidia GT6600
by unoengborg on Tue 21st Mar 2006 20:42 UTC in reply to "Nvidia GT6600"
unoengborg
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2005-07-06

Yes, I agree. The wallpaper looks good.

However one would think that they could have come up with a wallpaper that looks good and doesn't have the disadvantage of having pattern details that are about the same size as icons you may have on your desktop. This makes files harder to see.

This may sound as a minor problem, but to people that are visually impaired this may pose a problem. I filed a bug report on this and got a WONTFIX response within hours. This really not the attitude you want to see from developers. It takes a lot more than the ability to write good C code to create a modern usable desktop environment. If such skills are not taken advantage of, Bill Gates will have an easy job of keeping their desktop dominance.

To be accessible to people with disabilities is much more important to Linux desktop acceptance than you may firt think, as many government and large companies have policis requiring equippments they use should be accessible.

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RE[2]: Nvidia GT6600
by Daniel Borgmann on Tue 21st Mar 2006 21:43 in reply to "RE: Nvidia GT6600"
Daniel Borgmann Member since:
2005-07-08

In all fairness, it really doesn't take a lot to change the background when you have problems with your vision...

I also find it a little too busy for a desktop background though.

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RE[2]: wallpaper
by evert on Tue 21st Mar 2006 22:06 in reply to "RE: Nvidia GT6600"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

those big organisations should not use fedora anyway, ever heard of suze / red hat enterprise?

fedora is not about acceptance by governments and the devs were right about giving you a wontfix reply. they have better things to do than to worry about people who can't figure out how to change a wallpaper...

i believed fedora was not about becoming the distro for the masses, but being a playground for cutting-edge tech!

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RE[3]: wallpaper
by unoengborg on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 00:11 in reply to "RE[2]: wallpaper"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


those big organisations should not use fedora anyway, ever heard of suze / red hat enterprise?


Much of what is in fedora will soner or later end up in Red Hat, and that is certainly targeted at large organizations.

The problem with this minor desktop background issue is not that it is hard switch. You do that in a few seconds, or a few minutes if you have really bad eye sight.

The real problem is the developers state of mind. If you are not used to think in terms of usability and accessability you are likely to mistakes when you target the business audience, where things like this matters.

E.g. how many Linux distros would you be able to install blind folded? Why isn't there any Linux distros that tries to identify a sound card early on in the installation process to be able to talk the installer through the installation if he likes.

Another aspect of this is that Fedora is a representative for Linux desktop in general and they contribute to the public oppininon Linux, perhaps more than what enterprise editions from Red Hat and SUSE as this is a Linux version they actually may lay there hands on. As such it is important to address usability and accessability even in tech-edge oriented distros like Fedora.

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