On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy(a)gmail.com> wrote:
to me Workstation conveys a machine that is destined to do some sort
work, or be used in the production of something. My company laptop is my
"Workstation" as I use it mainly for getting work done. I don't use it
personal use (OK, --rarely-- use it for personal stuff), and I have a
different work flow when using it. However, on my personal machines, I
refer to them as my "desktop" for my big box computer, and my
my laptop. Hardly any work gets done on these, save for personal "fun"
In the essence of what Fedora Workstation is targeting, I would think that
the name Workstation is best suited. We are targeting Developers and
Sysadmins who get work done, much like the work I do on my company laptop
+1 to keeping workstation. I was a part of some of the relevant
conversations at Flock, and IIRC the intention at the time was that
workstation would be for users with workstation use cases: developers,
sysadmins, content creators, etc.
IMO the workstation PRD doesn't deviate from that significantly.
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Matthew Miller
> I'm intentionally breaking the threading here since I think it's a
> topic. The following is from Christian:
> > 1. The name is not important here, we might as well have called the
> > product working group the Desktop Working Group or the Client Working
> > Group. The name workstation was chosen mostly to emphasize that
> > users are of importance to us. So please do not get hung up on the name.
> I agree, and also, I think the direction has gone a little differently
> what we were originally thinking about with the "Workstation" name. As I
> noted elsewhere, things going differently from my first thoughts is the
> process working. :)
> If there's going to be a name change, I think it's probably better
> sooner rather than later. It might be a good idea to talk with Fedora
> Marketing too. So... yeah. Open floor on this idea. Does "workstation"
> really convey what this product will be all about? What would be better?
> Plain old "Fedora Desktop" is still on the table, for sure. "Fedora
> probably a bad idea....
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