DesktopLinux: Interview: Colin Walters of the Debian Desktop Subproject
Dec 19, 2002, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jill Ratkevic)
"DesktopLinux.com caught up with Colin Walters of the Debian
Desktop subproject. Launched in late October, the project aims to
simplify Desktop Linux. Walters' discusses the project goal to
offer 'Software which Just Works' for home and office, new user and
"Q What is the genesis of the Debian Desktop
"CW: Basically, it started out of the
realization that Debian previously had no focus on the end-user;
little thought was put into user interface. Debian's audience has
historically been the technical user, but I'd like to change that.
So the Debian Desktop subproject aims to make Debian easy to set up
and use for the nontechnical user, while keeping Debian's powerful
features aimed at the experienced technical user..."