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[News] âThe Paradox of Choiceâ and Why GNU/Linux Ticks

  • Subject: [News] âThe Paradox of Choiceâ and Why GNU/Linux Ticks
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 22:44:29 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Software Choices, Blocking

,----[ Quote ]
| I had a TEDTalk recommended to me a few 
| months ago called âThe Paradox of Choiceâ and 
| itâs one of those must read books for people 
| who want to do effective UI design. Itâs a 
| very good scientific explanation of why 
| presenting users with millions of choices is 
| a bad idea.
| [...]
| Take for instance the number of choices 
| available on Gnome Look for window decoration 
| and themes. The problem is that there are 
| thousands of possible themes to choose from 
| and no matter what you pick, none of them are 
| going to be perfect.


Contributing Upstream: An Editorial

,----[ Quote ]
| The foundations of Linux, with how it has 
| been developed and when we look at the Debian 
| model on which Ubuntu is based, the 
| contributions of developers by and large are 
| because of their common interests and a 
| willingness to accept conceptualizations. In 
| recently viewing an interview with Mark 
| Shuttleworth these contributions were stated. 
| Passing on the valor per-say to that 
| foundation and the current developers engaged 
| in the Ubuntu project. 



Linux Distro hunting

,----[ Quote ]
| Basically the bases I need covered are,
|     * Low profile, able to run in small amount
|     of RAM
|     * Fast booting
|     * Python
|     * Firefox 3.x, Opera 10.x or Chromium
|     browser
|     * Mplayer or similar for video playback


Too Many Linux Distributions?

,----[ Quote ]
| NOT. No thanks. I want to live in a world
| where I have a choice. Where Jake can come
| along and tell me about a Linux distribution
| that I have never heard of before, but which
| is so right for his needs that he gets all
| excited in writing about it. A world where one
| of the major Linux distributions can stumble,
| and either make a major mistake, or just take
| a couple of years to get out the next version,
| and all the others just keep moving ahead, so
| I can use whichever one works best for me at
| the time.

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