Gnome is a problem for OEMs
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Tue Apr 11 16:21:26 UTC 2006
Murray Cumming wrote:
> It is bettr to form questions like this
> "How do I do X?"
> "I don't know how to do X. I assume that it is impossible. You are
I've tried the first one already in 5 different forums including this
one. Plus an afternoon searching documentation, and looking at every
file in my computer with the words 'gnome' or 'panel'.
I didn't use the word "awful" and I didn't make any personal attacks. I
did point out a very serious problem. I know that one of Ubuntu's goals
is to reach OEMs, so it seems pertinent. Think of it as a case study.
Here is an OEM that is not selling Ubuntu computers, why is it? :
* Is it that they have a deal with MS?
No. No deal with MS.
* Is it that they have no Linux expertise?
No. I know a lot more Linux than MS.
* Is it that they don't like Linux?
No. We are active contributors to open source.
* Is it that they see no demand for it?
No. We do have customers who are interested.
* Is it that there is no support?
No. We'll support it.
* Then what is it?
We can't customize Gnome. Something as simple as adding an OpenOffice
icon to the panel or the menu would go a very long way.
What's wrong with the default? The default is an old and buggy version
of OpenOffice. I installed a new one in opt which I know works well.
/\/_/ A life? Sounds great!
\/_/ Do you know where I could download one?
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