...Computers should be above it all...computers: aka, executing complex instructions & calculations on demand.rui no onna wrote: ↑Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:18 pmThis.
My grandmother has never touched a desktop her entire life and she's scared to use one. I wouldn't give her a desktop or laptop (regardless of Windows, Mac or Linux) especially since I live 15,000 miles away. However, I felt comfortable enough giving her an iPad. She used that to view grandkids' (and great grandkids') pictures on Facebook and for FaceTime.
No, using it should not be equal to solving the...riddle of the Sphinx.
But if i wanted a dump-TV-box, then i'd buy a dump-TV-box instead (or maybe i'd use Windows instead)...
...exactly why an OS should by definition target the...grandmas & the aunties of this world, escapes me.
At the risk of sounding politically incorrect...there could always be a Grandma Linux distro for such cases,
with a variety of cookbooks pre-installed...
Exactly. Same way not everyone should own a car - at least NOT without having actually taken driving lessons before.
Don't wanna read & learn the basics of the OS of your own choice?
Then off to...cooking recipes, Windows, and what not - nothing wrong with that, the world will still evolve just fine.
From a recent thread (yes, it's that period of the year...you know, late July, lots of summer heat etc...):
'why is there still an archaic command line in Linux?'
- ...for you to learn, fix & automate your OS...
- ...for you to make the exact same questions that i see in more than 2 decades of personal computing...
- ...why is there still an archaic handle in order to open doors?
- ...more importantly, why is there still an archaic steering wheel in cars?
So there you have it - there should also exist a petite-bourgeois OS i assume...
(just make sure it doesn't crash while it's...archaic steering wheel is set to OFF...)