Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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RE[9]: meh
by camel on Sat 19th Nov 2005 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: meh"
camel
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2005-06-29

> I refuse to run a file manager that's also a file browser, that's just plain bad usability copied from Microsoft Windows 98.

Do you have any studies on that?

<rant>
It's just that by now, I am rather convinced that the words "usability" and "bloat" have lost all their meaning, and are now priced memberers of the buzzword-bingo family.

Everybody seems to be an expert.

Please, if you feel the need to utter those words, think again, or at least qualify as to why the usability is sub-standard in your opinion, or in what regard something is bloated.
</rant>

By the way, there is an interesting opinion piece that I came across (sadly you need to have access to ACMs Digital Library, as I did not find it elsewhere...)

"The misapplication of professional opinion"
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1096554.1096563

To Quote:

"This design isn't simple."

"This design isn't consistent."

How many times have we heard these design complaints?
Engineers and marketing managers have heard us squawking about heuristics and they've finally found their dictionaries and are squawking back!



Thank you for spending your time to read my little comment.

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