"v cube" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > stated in post
XXXX@XXXXX.COM on 2/17/08
People should not really have to understand how a tool works to use it...
not unless they specialize in the tool. How many people know how their TV
works? Their car? Digital watch? Florescent bulbs? Microwave oven? On
and on... most people have no need to know how these things work, at least
not in detail.
Sure, for those of us who are techies it is interesting and even fun to
learn about our OSs. I know Windows, OS X, and Linux to one degree or
another and think that if you know multiple OSs then you learn your "native"
OS better. Each has things to offer that the others do not... but for most
people they could not care less: they just want to be able to read their
email, surf the web, and maybe edit some pics from their digital camera.
If and when Linux makes it to "big" on the desktop (whatever that means -
what percent or number is "big"?) then most Linux users will likely not know
much about their OS, either.
I think the future of desktop Linux will be very bright once the UI is able
to be made more consistent on some common distro (Ubuntu looks like the one
heading that way now) and the navigation and look are done well (PCLOS and
others do this better than Ubuntu).
If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law.
Roy Santoro, Psycho Proverb Zone ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/