Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Poll about linux music audio app usability
From: xk (xk_AT_myrealbox.com)
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 20:14:33 EEST
> In connection of this subject I would like to share some thoughts
> about linux as general (not english speaker here, sorry for any
> strange english). I am not professional about what i'll write here so
One suggestion on your english: instead of "i support" write "I support".
Even if I'm no english person, this distracts the attention a little.
> 2. Applications must have GUI. Users are scared at console
> applications. OK, i prety much know that linux guys are NOT, but I
> mean the AVERAGE user, that is not a computer specialist, and that
> want to have FUN with his new great laptop, and not to explore the
> kernel or download and compile the latest lib of something like that
I'm no average user, but I still dislike console applications, even if I
have a few I use frequently. I agree on the compilation issue. That's really
annoying if you come from the Windows world, and you don't even know the
basics commands like chdir or list dir.
> Well, what do you think for creation of International Linux Standards
> Oragnization, or something like that.. the idea is that there is
That would slow everything down. The best standards impose themself - like
the jpeg format for example (althrough this does have an organsation behind
it). Eventually the Linux users will decide what's the direction to take. As
more users board this train, more important companies will begin investing
in Linux. Already "professional" development suites begin to appear (Kylix),
which are essential in the task of porting applications to Linux. I'm
waiting forward to the day when something like Visual C appears on Linux. As
sad as it might be for some people, Linux will become an OS similar to
Windows and MacOS, even if it may not have the same problems.
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