Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 16:07 UTC
Linux "I am proud to announce the official release of Symphony OS Alpha 4. Alpha 4 includes the KNOPPIX version of the 2.6.11 Linux Kernel and an updated base based on Knoppix 3.9, numerous improvements to the Mezzo Desktop environment, includes synaptic for package management, beagle for local searching, supports .desktop files in the Programs target, and much more."
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RE[2]: Interesting point....
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting point...."

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A simple method of shortening the time between install and getting some work done, is by limiting the options one can alter.

The availability of choice isn't what makes me customize--it's the fact that I don't like the default choice. If an OS gets everything perfect, I'm not going to waste my time tweaking things...but if there's something that I don't like, I damn well want to be able to change it.

If an OS gives me no choice to configure, if there's a behavior I consider a show stopper it means the only choice left to me is to use another OS.

All that said, Mezzo is pretty neat. I just really dislike the design philosophy of deliberately limiting choice.

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