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Nautilus PR3

Wednesday January 31st, 2001

Eli Goldberg writes in:
"Nautilus, the file manager for the upcoming GNOME 1.4 desktop on Linux, is now available for download in its third and final preview release.

Nautilus offers a glimpse of the Mozilla embedding we may see in the future: Nautilus users experience remote and local web content through Mozilla. Visit #nautilus on irc.gnome.org if you have any questions."


#10 Re: Re: Re: eazel doesn't address linux usa

by strauss

Friday February 2nd, 2001 4:43 PM

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Glad to see someone understood my point!

The pervasiveness of unfriendly assumptions about user interfaces is the main usability problem in Linux. That is a cultural issue and it can only change when Linux developers stop writing command line interfaces -- as all good Windows and Mac programmers did many years ago.

Adding a slightly spiffier file manager doesn't address that problem. What's the point in having a nice file manager if nearly every new piece of software for Linux is not at all user-friendly?

The GNOME file manager is already one of the friendliest pieces of software you can get for the platform. What we need are things like versions of Apache, GIMP and Zope that can be used by a normal person instead of a tinkerer.

Lee