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[4]: Disappointment
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Disappointment"

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|Well, this professional crap hasn't exactly helped Gnome's popularity, has it?"

not amongst the linux geeks, no. they prefer to twiddle with kde's 5 billion configuration options than doing anything else. what it has done is helped businesses and ordinary users to see the light and either abandon(or ignore from day 1) kde in favour of gnome.
its the ordinary average users that are the important people.

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RE[5]: Disappointment
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 14:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointment"
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its the ordinary average users that are the important people.

While I agree on the idea that the non geek people need to be targeted, please do not use the word average in this context. I always have to think about the mathematical average, which clearly has no meaning in this context.

(What is the average of a man and a women? Or a secretary and an accountant? ;-)

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RE[6]: Disappointment
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 15:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Disappointment"
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"I always have to think about the mathematical average, which clearly has no meaning in this context."

that doesn't apply because the mathematical average is ALWAYS referred to as the mean in a mathematical context, which OS News clearly isn't.

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RE[5]: Disappointment
by segedunum on Sun 20th Nov 2005 15:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointment"
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2005-07-06

they prefer to twiddle with kde's 5 billion configuration options than doing anything else.

I've never seena anyone do that in my experience, although some customisation is done.

what it has done is helped businesses and ordinary users to see the light and either abandon(or ignore from day 1) kde in favour of gnome.

Hmmm. Like there were thousands of businesses out ther using KDE and are now using Gnome. Whatever.

its the ordinary average users that are the important people.

I wish people would keep that in mind.

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RE[5]: Disappointment
by jbauer on Sun 20th Nov 2005 17:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointment"
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2005-07-06

not amongst the linux geeks, no. they prefer to twiddle with kde's 5 billion configuration options than doing anything else. what it has done is helped businesses and ordinary users to see the light and either abandon(or ignore from day 1) kde in favour of gnome.

Have you seen many ordinary average users using Linux? I certainly not. When that day comes, we'll see if that point remains moot or if it really has some truth in it.

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