Semantics is Restricting Linux Desktop Adaptation
Jun 01, 2010, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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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.
"Even after I took the time to fully explain the whole
proprietary driver thing to her, that word still lingered.
"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."