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Desperately Seeking Mediocrity

Apr 15, 2009, 22:32 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Part of the "different for the sake of it" problem is the desire never to be seen as "copying" a different system, for better or worse. User experiences should be as alien as possible, to make sure they're aware of the extent to which they're not in Kansas any more. The answer to "can I do foo" is never "yes" - it's always "of course not, do bar instead". Migrating from a legacy OS should never be a comfortable gradual process - it should be as jarring as possible. Anyone who doesn't commit to the process was obviously never worthy in the first place.

"And along with this comes the belief that from difference comes superiority, no matter the cost. There is simply nothing to be learnt from those other distributions, and any suggestions otherwise should be met with ridicule. Certainly don't accept that those evildoer companies like Apple could get anything right, or come up with ideas worth pinching. If anyone suggests that the option on the Linux desktop is inferior in any way, simply tell them they're wrong!"

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