Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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The big truth
by SithLord on Tue 25th Jun 2013 09:57 UTC
SithLord
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2013-06-03

The big truth clueless Windows 8, KDE 4, Gnome 3, and Unity developers did not understand is:
people want to actually USE the system.

People want to focus on their tasks or their leisure/fun, NOT on your latest brilliant concept that will be wiped away in a few months by a new fad.

No one cares of how hard you try to reinvent the wheel, most people will simply (and righteously) be outraged if your efforts makes them spend time/brain power thinking ABOUT the system rather than actually using it.

The better user interface is the one you don't see.

No one wants your brand new shiny toys, no one buys a machine to look how good you are, for work or for fun they want to do what they need to do, not what YOU want them to do!

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RE: The big truth
by Kochise on Tue 25th Jun 2013 15:42 in reply to "The big truth"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Brillant !

Kochise

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RE: The big truth
by Stephen! on Tue 25th Jun 2013 21:58 in reply to "The big truth"
Stephen! Member since:
2007-11-24

The big truth clueless Windows 8, KDE 4, Gnome 3, and Unity developers did not understand is:
people want to actually USE the system.


What is KDE 4 doing wrong that Windows Seven is doing right then?

Considering they pretty much do things the same way.

A user logs in and programs are primarily launched, either from a "start menu" or clicking on desktop icons.

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