Why Ubuntu is not ready for prime time

Paul Smith paul at mad-scientist.us
Thu Aug 27 16:59:28 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 18:48 +0200, Vincent Arnoux wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 18:23, Dotan Cohen<dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I guess Jonathan Taylor is joking or trolling here, one of the main
> >> advantage of using Linux distributions for desktops is that every
> >> application is automatically categorized where, on Windows, every
> >> application is NOT categorized...
> >>
> >> Start->Programs->Adobe->Photoshop v.x->Photoshop
> >>
> >
> > How is one supposed to know to look under "Adobe" for Photoshop? Why
> > isn't it under "Graphics" or "Photo Editors" or some such menu?
> After the application is installed, a bubble notification guides you
> to the newly installed program by highlighting the path in the start
> menu. This part would be nice to see in our DE's.

This enhancement would be nice, but I'm sure you'll agree it's in no way
comparable to having sane menus in the first place.  It's great the
first time you install something but what about an application you use
only once in a great while?  The second time you need it the
highlighting will be long gone, and yet you can't remember where in the
heck that program went to!

Also, Windows has it's own fair share of programs whose names are not
very evocative.  If it wasn't one of the most well-known programs in the
world would you guess that "Quicken" was a program for handling your


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