Abolish flavours

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 01:58:02 UTC 2009

On Saturday 11 April 2009 04:34:24 am Dean Sas wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 15:36, Marc <marcdkaplan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I happen to disagree that this theory would both have to stop using
> > LiveCDs or require multiple Desktops.  My thought process is that users
> > would log onto the ubuntu site, customize the distro that they want,
> > the download and burn the ISO.  This way, users not only have the ISO
> > that they personally want, but would also have a LiveCD customized the
> > way they want rather than be restricted to what we choose (we can still
> > offer "default" versions for beginners).
> Some initial thoughts on this (though as you've said this is not the
> forum for this discussion):
> There's been plenty of talk on the ubuntu-website about just how hard
> the current method of getting Ubuntu is for inexperienced users
> (they've ran a usability study), making things more complicated will
> be a non-starter.
> The 'default' versions which will *have* to be the far more promoted
> ones to make it easy for inexperienced people, then you're gaining
> nothing except some cool customised iso builder (which may still be a
> nice tool to have, though not sure what effect this will have on the
> mirror system etc).
> Potentially makes support much harder. Supporter:"Are you using Ubuntu
> or Xubuntu?", supportee: *shrugs*
> Thanks,
> Dean

Are we talking about abolishing the flavors in the documentation or the flavors 
in the product as a whole?  No matter which topic is being talked about I do 
not think it is possible.
The different flavors (K)(X)Ubuntu have established themselves in the market 
already as seperate flavors/versions of Ubuntu.  If this decision would be 
reverted I think there would be a lot of confusion in the world out there.  
The three different and distinct products address different needs, have different 
default applications and are used by different people.

As to eliminating the difference in flavors of documentation the same arguments 
exist as well.  Especially due to the different default applications, etc

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