On 21 December 2010 14:39, Camilo Mesias <camilo(a)mesias.co.uk> wrote:
I think this is wrong:
> Provide the *better* default.
That assumes that there is such a thing as 'better' when really it's
subjective. X might be better for Fedora, Y might be better for Gnome
and either might be equally good for a user!
No. One default can be better than another. Even if you take a
subjective approach and take a poll. You'll get a clear winner ...
subjective as the result may appear, you have a more acceptable art.
It is important to provide a generally accepted winner than a winner
accepted by a few.
> The default is what the users will see for the first time ans
> reviews will feature. It is the first impression and is important.
If there was a choice then the reviews would notice that, surely?
Would they complain more about being offered a choice than about
someone else's idea of the 'better' background?
I would be much more worried about first impressions of things like
Gnome Shell than the background. If we provide Gnome Shell by default,
will anyone even notice the background?
Of COurse! I am using gnome-shell and I see the wallpaper all the
time. Maybe you should preview Gnome3 first
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