Re: Boot Logo Questions....
Thu, 14 May 1998 09:55:51 -0500 (CDT)

From: Brian Weiss <> wrote:

Boy did you contradict yourself. I don't think I've ever seen that much contradiction in one
mail. First you say there ISNT any kind of bad user-friendliness, then you say there is. And

Mea culpa. I *meant* to write 'Bad implementation of
user-friendliness'..... I hope that makes my meaning more clear.

also, who DID say anything about disabling logins and stuff like that? So far all I've seen

*Sigh* Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. I mean *logging*, not *logins*.
for (i=0;i<101;i++) {
writeln ("I will not mail before my second can of Mountain Dew");

"You are not arguing against user-friendliness here, Brian. You are
arguing that *your* idea of good is what should be forced upon
*everyone* using Linux."

I don't know where you got that from. In fact, I never even said what should really be done
about this boot logo thing other than the fact that I'm against it. In fact, I think a boot

Ok, here I stand by what I wrote. *You* don't think it's useful, so
*you* don't want it to be an option. You think that people who *do*
think it's useful shouldn't have it as an option.

default. And I say most of the things I say because most of the crap I see about people being
"scared by boot msgs" seems like complete bullshit to me. Out of everyone I've ever seen run
Linux, I've not seen one that has ever been even slightly intimidated by the boot msgs. Even

Good for you.
You are missing the point.
This is designed for *people who are not used to Linux*.
Previous W95 users.
Not people who are comfortable enough with computers that they would
install some strange new operating system just to play around with it.
I *have* seen people who were scared by the *non*-error messages
windows puts up. They really do exist.

If you want a boot logo or splash screen... GO GET ONE. I've seen plenty of them floating
around and all seem very easy to setup.

If you don't like the idea, don't use it.
Don't say other people shouldn't use it either.

Shalon Wood

(NOTE: I *do* apologize for the mistakes in my earlier post. This time
I'll triple check. ;) )

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