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Tue Feb 5 21:36:14 UTC 2008
On Feb 5, 2008 3:59 PM, Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi> wrote:
> The "user" in user friendly refers to both newbies and us so called
> power users. I don't subscribe to the idea that being user friendly
> somehow automatically has to make the app less powerful. The UI needs to
> be clean and logical to be efficient and provide the necessary amount of
> (but not too many) options and configurability with sane defaults, and
> everybody wins.
> Xfce doesn't make being lightweight its only priority and I don't think
> we should either. The only assumption we should make is that people
> don't want to spend time fiddling with their system or learn unnecessary
> stuff when they could be doing something productive instead.
> - Jari
I'm not trying to imply that the applications aren't (or can't be) easy to
use. I'm just saying that they don't go to the same lengths to do any
hand-holding like some GNOME and KDE apps do.
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