Re: My thoughts on fallback mode

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:25 PM, Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk> wrote:
>> It would be like releasing a new car and then telling the buyer that the
>> tires that are included aren't good enough but that's okay because they are
>> free to go through the trouble of replacing them right after they take
>> ownership. Modularity is not a feature; a good feature is a feature.
> You wouldn't be a very good car salesman then would you ? In fact people
> loathe and hate the lock-ins wired into cars. Plus of course the first
> thing anyone does when they get into a car is umm
>        Adjust the mirros
>        Adjust the seats
>        Adjust the music
>        Adjust the airconditioning
>        Adjust the satnav
>        Fit random personal objects (modularity)
>        ...
> "I'd like to use a random bluetooth hands free", "sorry our car is only
> available with our official hands free option"
> "radio", "ours only"
> "satnav", "ours only"
> "engine management", "ours only, DRM protected and we sued the other guys"
> "I need snow tyres", "sorry we don't support snow tyres, you don't need
> them."

To be fair, current GNOME situation is more like "I previously owned a
large Ford van and I demand you make this piano fit into my new

Patryk Zawadzki

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