On Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 12:38:02AM +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> All in all you are likely to lose users if this trend continues.
Someone's always going to be unhappy with a decision. Threatening that
unspecified users *might* use something else isn't much of a threat.
> The optimal solution is to have the defaul work well on as many machines
> as possible and let more greedy apps be optional. These include evolution
> (thunderbird is lighter) , OOO (abiword is lighter) and a few others.
Xorg (VTs are lighter).
> Perhaps make Ubuntu-Desktop only depend on core apps and not more exotic
> stuff like photo management.
"The Desktop" is a fully functional, feature-rich, ready-to-use,
newbie-friendly system. I think that's one of Ubuntu's strengths -- that a
desktop install gives you something ready-to-use, out of the box. If you'd
like something more trimmed down, then feel free to engineer it. It's not
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