Kubuntu is not for beginners?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Jul 18 02:38:50 UTC 2013

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 06:44:23 PM Steve Riley wrote:
> On 2013-07-17 20:38:33 Clay Weber <clay at claydoh.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday, July 18, 2013 02:22:33 AM Volkan Gezer wrote:
> > > Do you know what the reason of not being in Beginner category for
> > > Kubuntu
> > > is?
> > 
> > Are we *supposed* to be a beginner distro?
> I hope not. The world has enough "beginner" distros. Face it: Linux in
> general will not appear to the typical beginner audience, frequently
> characterized as one's grandmother or elderly parent. Many of us want a
> reasonably advanced and sophisticated distro that we can bend to our will
> without having to completely to Arch or Gentoo. Kubuntu fills this role
> nicely, IMHO.

I'm really not sure what this entire discussion is about.  We want Kubuntu to 
be as widely useful as we can manage and that means making it easy for people 
that are new.  "For beginners" is mostly, IMO, about default install.  Non-
beginners are quite capable of installing other stuff they want.  That's where 
the breadth of the Debian archive that is 75% sync'ed into Ubuntu unmodified 
really pays off.

Yes, let's make it easy for people that want easy, but that doesn't mean other 
interests are precluded.  We aren't going to remove options or dumb things 
down, but you don't have to do that to make it easy.

Scott K

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