[Nottingham] Expert support in installers (Oh how I laughed)

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Sun Dec 2 20:36:37 UTC 2012

Good stuff.

Which also brings to mind a recent depressing experience of mine:

Why do we need all the fuss of 'simple' installers in the first place
for the 'masses'? We should have PCs readily available with whatever
Linux distro pre-installed...

That is brought home very vividly from walking into a certain major
highstreet retailer where all that was offered were the 'latest Win8'
machines. From my own personal observation, the schizophrenic
"Metro"/"desktop" operation is truly astounding for being expensively

All very depressing that the clean beauty and choice of GNU/Linux
desktops are never shown the light for most people on the street.

And now there is UEFI and all the associated Marketing silliness with that...


On 02/12/2012, Joshua Lock <incandescant at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2 December 2012 12:17, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> Is this where FLOSS falls down in that the clever geekie
>>>> 'under-the-hood' stuff is done well but then is left only occasionally
>>>> utilised because noone cared to do the boring user-friendly
>>>> interface?...
>>> I started to respond to this but ended up writing far more than I felt
>>> most folks would care to read. I'll see if/how others respond.
>> From you, that should make for a good blog posting... ;-)
> I wondered the same which is why I just switched from the draft window
> where I've started to log some anecdotes.
> Joshua
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