[OBORONA-SPAM] Re: : removable devices

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at yandex.ru
Thu Apr 27 14:36:22 BST 2006


I think this is where KDE has stumbled, since in your previous post it says 
"3. the KDE system is confusing:
    * media:/hda1/file.txt
    * system:/media/hda1/file.txt
    * file:/media/hda1/file.txt
    * /media/hda1/file.txt
-- all mean the same thing!!!"

Don't tell me that it easier for an ex-windows user to use media:/sda1 than it 
is for them to use /media/sda1. To be honest now I have worked a little while 
with Kubuntu I think the drive naming policies are easier to remember than 
the windows ones. In windows one must remember the path and which partition 
it is on, in linux you need only remember the path.

For example in windows I may have to remember that D: drive has my documents 
and then I must remember the path of D:\files\My Documents. Whereas in 
Kubuntu my HOME is on another partition but to access it I still only need 
type /home, regardless of which partition it is on. I think that the problem 
of windows users having to remember where their files are stored is something 
of a trivial matter when despite so much effort they will have to learn how 
many many other things are done differently. Quite frankly if they struggle 
to use /media/sda1  rather than media:/sda1 then they are not going to be 
able to use Linux. Unless they are really n00b (like my mum) in which case 
they can click the mouse on Open Office writer, and not ever comprehend how 
files are stored.

On Thursday 27 April 2006 21:06, Donatas G. wrote:
> That is certainly true. But I have observed that when there are too many
> ways to do one thing, a user gets confused and learns no single way. I
> would guess KDE philosophy is rather to have a simple way to do every
> single thing a user could want, and not having many ways to do one and
> the same thing.
>
> Therefore I think simplicity is important as well.
>
>
> Donatas



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