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Re: Fedora philosophy (was ATI video comes out of the closet)



Tim wrote:

Okay...  But it looks like, that in this case, the someone who
creates this system is going to be YOU for everyone else, rather
than someone else for you to be one of the others.

Les Mikesell:
No, we'll keep using Windows on the desktop until someone makes a
usable replacement that doesn't take massive customization.  For the
same reasons that we wouldn't build cars from parts.

You're not building a car, you're working with software, and this is
just a part of it.

No, software is even easier to mass-produce than a car. When someone gets it right, everyone can use it.

If you were building hardware, and you *had* to create tools or molds to
do the job, you would do so, or you would arrange for someone else to do
so.  That's part of that process.

It's not a question of whether you can create your own custom solution for every problem, but whether you can afford to.

> Just expecting someone to do
everything for you isn't going to work.

So you don't think there will ever be a Linux distribution that is usable and reliable as a desktop without having to customize and re-test everything before letting anyone use it?

> The answer will be, go right
ahead and use whatever else you want.

Windows isn't what I want, but I need a practical replacement.

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  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com


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