[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 23 12:51:39 CEST 2010

2010/10/23 Morgan Leijström <fri at tribun.eu>:
> Cathegories are good.

Yes and no.

For the purposes introduced in this thread categories are good, no doubt.

But what about the average home computer for a user who wants to do
all the internet tasks, some image editing, some vector graphics, some
office work (text, calculations), some communication (video chat),
listening to music, watching videos, etc. plus serving all the data to
his wife's Windows machine and plus playing the occasional game? This
is the average package selection in most home computers - i've never
seen a home computer which matches one single category, it's more
likely a mix of apps from all categories.
As these tasks are spread all over the categories the user will have
to install all categories (including all the stuff he does not
want/need) just to have those few apps he needs. Or he is back to
individual package selection which is fine for the advanced user but
which we want to avoid for the new/inexperienced user.

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