On Sex, 2007-08-10 at 14:59 +0200, Martin Jürgens wrote:
Linux and especially Fedora is more and more used as a desktop operating
system for end users.
This creates new conditions how Fedora should look like. On the one hand, there are
administrators, which want to have powerful GUI configuration applications.
On the other hand, there is a new aspect, the end user. He probably does not know what
IPv6 and other things are and just wants to configure a printer or
network or the yum frontend. All in one, system administrators have other exceptations
than end users.
I am of the opinion that we somehow have to make both groups happy or make end users more
happy without bothering system administrators.
One way is to create seperate configuration tools for both groups, but I do not like that
(SuSE does it slightly like that: YaST for administrators,
the GNOME configuration tools for end users). An other, easy possibility would be to hide
advanced configuration options behind a button "advanced".
I know that this is not very specified yet, but maybe we can discuss about the problem
and possible solutions.
What do you think?
See this page and especially Murray Cumming's remarks at the end of it: