[plug] Mandriva Free Spring 2008

Fred Janon fjanon at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 2 08:24:47 WST 2008

"It would appear to be human nature to be overwhelmed easily by a great
deal of choice"

The Paradox of Choice. Why less is more...


I really enjoyed this video and the speaker.


--- Paul Antoine <pma-la at milleng.com.au> wrote:

  My experience with people is that simplicity is indeed the reduction
ofchoices hit on introduction to something new.  It would appear to
behuman nature to be overwhelmed easily by a great deal of choice.
Indeed recent research points to wide choice as a major
psychologicalstressor of the modern world.

I feel Ubuntu does a very reasonable job of selecting a useful set
ofinitial choices for those at whom it is primarily aimed: the
averageperson switching from a zero-choice windows environment or not
used toinstalling an operating system.

Ubuntu is *not* aimed at the literate and advanced user though as
onesuch user I find it very comfortable to work with.


Gavin Chester wrote:  
On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 22:10 +0800, Jim Householder wrote:  
A feature I did not like was the fixed set of packages installed.  No
choice at all,    
<unintended flamebait>But you can't condemn it for that since isn't
that also what theover-popular ubuntu has been doing since day one?
That's one big reasonI have only dabbled with ubuntu, never making it
my chosen distro. IOW,it's not the first and only distro to think
simplicity resides withreduced choice (at least until the user
understands how to add packageswith this thing called a 'package
manager') ;-)Gavin _______________________________________________PLUG
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