RE: GNOME's Target Markets

On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 22:55 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> > How many of the people we want to target actually know what an
> > "operating system" or a GUI or a "desktop shell" is?
> On their level, it's a computer. A cool, friendly, beautiful computer that
> makes life good. They need computers that have GNOME. They don't need to
> explain what a desktop is to their friends as long as they explain that
> they have a computer with GNOME and they should too.
> It's almost as hard to explain what a computer is. But we don't need to.

Totally agree, and reminds me of a quote.
"If you have to explain it, you've already lost" 

The primary thing i miss on the main page is visual content.
If i look at or the first thing i see are
visuals of there products.

Now the page doesn't really lend itself to such visuals i
think, but the "GNOME 2.12 is released!" part misses visual content.

a link to a non-prerelease version of davyds page with less tech terms.
would be perfect for new interested users to get excited about trying
out GNOME. 
And a "try it out yourself" link on the bottom of such a page towards
the live-cd page would be a great impulse for people to try out that
good looking desktop.

Erik Snoeijs <stratos stratos-online nl>

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