[Pkg-xfce-devel] Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Aug 11 14:41:54 UTC 2014

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:15:15AM +0200, Thomas Weber wrote:
> Not sure why you'd want to go for third world countries, but let's look
> at Germany (Aldi is one of the two biggest discounters here):
> http://www.presseportal.de/pm/112096/2653870/aldi-senkt-preise-fuer-fischprodukte-oel-und-smoothies
> CD-R Rohlinge (80 Minuten, je 50er Spindel)         5,99 Euro
> DVD+R Rohlinge (je 20er Spindel)                    3,99 Euro 
> That is 0.12 EUR per CDR and 0.20 EUR per DVD. 

My local computer store has $8.99 for 50 DVD-R and $16.99 for 50 CD-R.

Of course they also have 100 CD-R for $18.88 and 100 DVD-R for $24.88,
so who knows.  Seems the price is pretty similar depending what you buy
and how many.

Of course as for gnome as a default, unless it can have sane defaults
where it behaves as the vast majority of computer users are used to a
desktop working, then I don't think it is a usable desktop.  That means
it needs buttons on windows that people expect to see where they expect
to see them, and things behaving as they expect them to behave.
Would Debian be willing to make gnome3 have different defaults than
upstream in the interest of actually being useable to new users who are
used to other operating systems and desktops?

Len Sorensen

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