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Old 05-05-2010, 06:25 AM
Hristo Petkov
Default The current discussion

So and so you are making a brainstorm - I have a proposal in connection with this.

Everybody willing to take part (no matter whether developer, or user or both) to write an essay (not more than one page)* on the theme: The Linux Dostro of my Dreams.
I can right away write mine:


1. The OS distro should be fast and easy to install. When I installed for the first time Fedora (10) I was impressed by the speed it was making the installation and the settings.

2. The OS distro should be accessible
We all know that neither MS DOS nor Windows are original developments of MS, by if you ask at random any one worldwide who is the 'original' developer of the above said the answer is obvious. It doesn't matter how good or how best your OS is, all it matters is what people think about it. (In the interest of truth some people being visionaries see things in places others don't see too much).

3. The OS should be reliable with acceptable level of security.
4. The OS should be fast enough of not wasting my time when I work on it.
It should be able to work well both with the Internet browser and the Applications I am using in my dayly tasks.

5. It should be good looking - Design, general outlook, etc. I have installed Ubuntu dostro, but I am a 'water sign' and obviously I am not impressed by the things the 'fire sign' is fond of. And I don't care how good it may be 'at low level'.

6. It
should be compatible with the Applications the people around me are using (at least at user file level - PDF, DOC, JPG, TMX etc.).
7. It should be compatible with the nearest older versions of my favourite programs (in terms of which I have acquired skills and I am not willing to learn new skills to do old things, unless I am forced by the circumstances to do so).

8. It should not change (at least at top level) too often.
9. It should have good maintenance.

When somebody makes improvements in any of the said directions - I call this upgrade.
When a new OS downgrades my skills in using the computer - I don't know how to call this. (The idea is that the development of new editors, and tools, image processing and integrated development environments of any kind bear risks of downgrading temporarily the skills of the users in their daily tasks (and of the developers BTW)).

The reason I choose Linux is because I was sick with the
viruses and antivirus structures and when I switching on my computer of not knowing whether it will 'start the engine' or not.
It is obvious that an OS could not be optimised for any purpose and for any user and for any computer platform - so maybe it is high time it starts getting specialised ad hoc for each particular case.

Hoping of not wasting your time,

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