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From: Simon Stelling <blubb@g.o>
Subject: Re: Pretty Slideshow
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 10:39:07 +0100

Paul de Vrieze wrote:

> I don't know whether we should want to cater first-time linux users. I 
> certainly wouldn't recommend gentoo to first-time users. The gentoo focus is 
> on more savvy users and there is plenty to break in gentoo, and the 
> environment doesn't invite point-and-click users either. In any case gentoo 
> started out as a distribution for power users. Gradually more people started 
> using gentoo. Besides many more power users that included system admins 
> (enterprise users) and less savvy users. Let it be clear that everyone who 
> finds gentoo usefull for himself is more than welcome to use it, but we 
> shouldn't try to focus on being a beginners distro as we're not, and doing so 
> would alienate the core group of people (our user base, the people who man 
> the forum, the community) who make gentoo what it is.

Absolutely. I think the idea of a slideshow is not that bad, but one 
should be able to disable it.

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