[PLUG] minutes of today's monthly meet

Aditya Godbole aag.lists at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 03:18:03 PST 2009


2009/2/7 shirish <shirishag75 at gmail.com>:

> Anyways, the discussion then veered towards Ubuntu spoiling things.
>
> The argument being put forth were :-
>
> a. They make things too damn easy. While people may still have to
> configure stuff, most of the things become pretty much built-in so a
> newbie/amateur programmer/developer who wants to play with the
> internals doesn't need to know.

But can easily know if she wants to. Isn't that better?

>
> b. Because the software is on a CD, all the tools are not there due to
> which one has to have good net connectivity to download anything.
> While the need is similar for other distros. as well but its usually
> something off-beat.
>

There is a Ubuntu DVD available.

The fact is, most people use computers to address needs that are not
related to computers. Ubuntu is a distribution that aims at enabling
non-programmers, or people from domains other than programming, to use
a free software desktop.
And while it does that, it does not restrict programmers from doing
anything they want to.

-aditya



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