menu troubles (heh)

Michael Shigorin mike at
Wed Dec 28 15:31:50 GMT 2005

On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 11:45:39AM +0800, John wrote:
> >>>Single app can be a "music player"; 
> >>No, many users use more than one computer, and it's important
> >>to know _which_ mustic player. Imagine a support call:
> >These aren't "simple" users.
> My wife, a simple user, alternates between Windows XP (work).
> Ubuntu Warty and Fedora Core 3. She uses what's provided.

Still she has to be able to adapt to defferences, anyway.

> >So the problem is diversity of distros, and it's more apparent
> >than the one of music players.
> Probably not the diversity of distros, likely she'd complain if
> the laptop had Breezy on it. She's complained before about
> different releases of RHL.

These are different distros as well in this context.
(macos9 and osx, win98 and win2000 are different too)

> >>Probably, email clients illustrate the point better than music
> >Definitely but in a little package there's place for only one
> >of them.  If it's not a MUA Zoo LiveCD or kind of, that is.
> Can't I have tbird on Ubuntu? I thought it was in. Mozilla?

Don't know... probably no problem?

> >It's no first time consideration on my part, and I quite
> >understand the decision to call apps by functionality-based
> >tags in default install.  The problems begin with zooing it
> zooing? I thought my English was fairly good, but that escaped me.

Making a zoo. :)

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