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DesktopLinux: Interview: Colin Walters of the Debian Desktop Subproject

Dec 19, 2002, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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" 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 expert...

"Q What is the genesis of the Debian Desktop Subproject?

"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..."

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