Linus Torvalds on: [Usability] Re: [Desktop_architects] Printing dialog and GNOME

Posted by tadelste on Dec 13, 2005 2:20 PM EDT
mail.gnome.org/archives/; By Linus Torvalds
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Linus says: This "users are idiots, and are confused by functionality" mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it...Please, just tell people to use KDE.

* From: Linus Torvalds
* To: Till Kamppeter
* Cc: usability gnome org, jody gnome org, mclasen redhat com, desktop_architects lists osdl org
* Subject: [Usability] Re: [Desktop_architects] Printing dialog and GNOME
* Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 17:46:21 -0800 (PST)


On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>
> Frederic told that the options from the PPD file are intentionally mot
> listed in the printing dialog, the usability team of GNOME was against
> listing these options. They clutter the dialog and can be more confusin
g > than useful to the user.


I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE.



This "users are idiots, and are confused by functionality" mentality of
Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will
use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long
since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do.



Please, just tell people to use KDE.



Linus

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