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Semantics is Restricting Linux Desktop Adaptation

Jun 01, 2010, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)

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"This has happened easily over 100 times in the five years we've been doing this. Most people never notice it but some do, and some are disturbed by it.

"Margie was.

"Even after I took the time to fully explain the whole proprietary driver thing to her, that word still lingered.

"Restricted.

"See, most people to my experience take words literally. When someone is faced with the term "Restricted" it forms in their mind that they are not to use whatever is deemed "Restricted". Even after my lengthy explanation and after telling her that some desktop functionality and most of the games wouldn't work right without the "Restricted" drivers, she still insisted that she did not want them installed."

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