Written by superubuntu the 16 Aug 08 at 04:32.
Category: Look and Feel.
Please make Ubuntu easier and more graphical.
When a user (noobie) has problems for example : Synaptic doesn't install packages and it displays an error message, you usually have to solve it through the scary command line. Why not solve it graphically?
Its time to movie on, Linux should not be only for geeks, but also for the average user as well.
have you ever wondered why Linux has a small market share (less than 1%) its because only servers and geeks use it. This is reality people!
I understand there are people working to make things better but there are so many groups working on different projects that are usually incomplete and hard to use. Linux must be united to make it to the desktop market!
please dont think that I hate Linux and open source, I actually love it because am free from viruses and such but I feel that things should be better.
The complex nature of Free Software is its strength, not its weakness. Unifying things doesn't always mean improvement.
GNU/Linux has such a small user base now because it's a new player. Micro$oft and App£e have dig their trenches deep. Yet Free Software is making headway on all venues, server and desktop, not to mention embedded systems.
glotz, if all projects merge and make one complete platform things should be easier and less confusing.
I understand that you are an advanced user, but think of newbies that want to try Linux and open source. They will get confused and frustrated because there are so many distros and different programs to use to accomplish one simple goal. Of course am not saying replace this program with this, but merge them and provide the original unmerged program if they want to for those who are used to it.
but if there was only one complete platorm as I mentioned above things would change dramatically to the better.
so please don't only think about yourself, leave some room for others. let me tell you this: 2 united people are more powerful than 1000 people who are not united.
sorry for my bad English
What platform would that be? Intel x86? The problem of complexity starts with the world and the users hardware specifically for example. We all have different kind of computers. And that's a good thing. You might be an accountant and I might be a gamer, we have different needs so we've bought different machines. Monocultures are bound to fail. And monopolies don't serve anybody else.
I think people are most productive when they work with something they like personally. That's why there are so many projects. Good projects evolve, bad die away, most of the time.
It'd be like making an edict that only one size shoes can be legally sold because it would make the shoe cheaper and there would be more designers around it.
I don't see how I'm being selfish here. I'd like all people to appreciate their as well as others freedom.