, that's a very interesting idea. You might
interest yourself in letting us know what your thoughts are
about the subject matter. Also, I'm currently thinking of
writing a advogato article about delivering a 'good enough'
software package suitable for training first-timers. Users
I'm basically targetting are the ones who haven't operated
a PC before. Where all they have are the desire and
curiosity to find out what computers and the internet are
all about. Getting them up and running surfing the
internet, writing emails and typing resumes and poems are
actually big wins for them. They may be considered trivial
to us, but they're absolutely important.
, nice to see some comments. Actually, I have no
comments to say about it though. I know it's tough to even
consider making a watered-down version of Linux for the
first-timers. However, I just can't help myself but cry out
in vain how Linux is so remote to these type of people.
Linux, a name synonymous to freedom is inaccessible from
the people it could potentially enable or liberate.
, I mean similar in the sense of being safe enough
to not being involved in any legal problems. It would be
nice to have applications that behave and look similar to
the popular ones. I think you know what I mean. Sometimes,
gaining marketshare involves not being original, which is
relatively true in software.
I'm not talking of philosophical issues alone here. I'm
also implying some aspects of financial gain. Whenever
something is worthy, it usually has some financial value
attached to it. I guess pursuing this cause can also be
said to be profitable.