Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 17:30 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Common sense has prevailed (see bold text)! "The final decision on window controls for 10.04 LTS is as follows: the window controls will remain on the left, however the order will change to be (from left) close, minimize, maximise. The decision is based on the view that putting the close button in the corner will be most familiar to many users, even if the particular choice of corner is not."
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RE: Meh
by lopisaur on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 14:49 UTC in reply to "Meh"
lopisaur
Member since:
2006-02-27

Most users do not change default settings, either because they don't care or because they don't know how to. Do me a favor and walk into any real office. Count how many people have that prairie + blue sky picture set as their Windows XP background.
There is a reason this is a big fuss. It may seem to be a really dumb thing for most OSNews readers, but that is because we are not most users. Most users do not adapt well to change.

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RE[2]: Meh
by orestes on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 17:40 in reply to "RE: Meh"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

In the office settings I'm used to dealing with, most users couldn't change their defaults if they wanted to because the IT staff have it locked down. The less things the end user can mess with the less headaches they have to deal with on support calls.

For home users, the people who either can't be bothered or don't care enough to change something as basic as a theme most likely won't be using Linux anyway because it's an effort to change from that default OS of Windows that their computer was shipped with

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RE[3]: Meh
by Morgan on Mon 5th Apr 2010 16:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Meh"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

In the office settings I'm used to dealing with, most users couldn't change their defaults if they wanted to because the IT staff have it locked down.


This is exactly how it is in my workplace (local government). Our clueless IT department won't update our systems to Vista or 7, nor will they install XP's SP3 or any updates from the past three years. Yet, they won't allow us to change something as simple as the time and date, therefore our machines are stuck with incorrect DST settings and an incorrect time, which among other things causes incorrect timestamps on time-sensitive work. One hour's difference can literally mean someone's job depending on what we're doing. They refuse to even acknowledge there's a problem now, and in the past have blamed the third-party software vendors. Damn the man.

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RE[2]: Meh
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 21:33 in reply to "RE: Meh"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Most users do not adapt well to change.

That's not true. They just think they can't adapt to change on PCs.
They do, however, most of the time have no problem at all getting a totally new cell phone once a year or so, because carriers throw subsidized cell phones after them.

If they'd just realize that adapting to a new cell phone is often even a bigger change than DE upgrades, more people wouldn't be as stubborn. ;-)

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