"Redmond Linux is a fledgling distribution that aims to strike
at Microsoft Windows major strength; ease of use. While Linux in
general has made inroads to address usability issues, Redmond Linux
intends to take a few more steps in that direction... Joseph Cheek,
the organizer of the RedmondLinux project took some time to discuss
what his team is trying to accomplish with RedmondLinux and some of
the special problems encountered with creating a new
"GNULinux: Many of the people using Linux today
are not long time UNIX users.... some of them are not even very
computer savvy. Does Redmond Linux aim to make that a
Cheek: It's always going to be an issue -- if
it weren't an issue I wouldn't be working on Redmond Linux. 8-)
Yes, we are going to make it easier for computer newbies to use
Linux. Much easier, I think."
"GNULinux: Will Redmond Linux try to hide the
command line from the user when possible (ex: such as COAS or
Webmin tools do with basic administration)?
Cheek: Oh yes. For [the] personal edition
at least, if you have to use the command line to do anything it
will be an error on our part. A bug. For other editions, the
command line may play a role. It's nice to have it for power users,
so later editions geared to power users will probably have it."
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