[ubuntu-uk] Google Chrome
tvieira79 at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 1 23:01:30 BST 2008
On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Robert McWilliam <rmcw at allmail.net> wrote:
> That's kind of missing the whole point of open source. The advantage
> of distributed and uncontrolled development is that everybody goes in
> whichever direction they want and explores the possibilities for
> solving a problem to their own satisfaction. The fact there are a
> multitude of solutions is an advantage as we can each select from them
> to get something we are happy with.
> Dictating the "right" way of doing something and getting everybody to
> work on it is highly unlikely to actually get the best solution as
> there is no perfect person to be the dictator. It also precludes the
> possibility that there are a range of options because different people
> want different things.
> If you want someone else to do the choosing then you can go for your
> distro's default and not worry about it.
> It really annoys me when people preset choice as a problem. It might
> be intimidating to a new user if they are presented with a huge number
> of options but that is an argument for how we should be presenting
> things to the new user not an argument for limiting the choices
> OK, I'll stop ranting now :)
I definitely agree with you Robert. I believe they (Mozilla, Google, and MS)
are going a bit more than just a browser... they are going to mash the
browser into the desktop environment... this is just the beginning.
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