Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega
Not everyone is a programmer though.
I'm not a programmer either. And you don't need to be to compile software as long as you can read the directions either included with or on the website where you get the downloaded source code.
What we are not realizing is that people want to press the big button on the fron of this big square block...wait a min or two (not to long though...)...click their familiar name...type a short and easily recognizable password...wait a few more minutes...then double click that icon that looks like a big "e" to go to the internet or one of the Microsoft Office applications
I could go on but I think you are starting to get what I mean. People do not want to:
1. Read instructions just to run their favorite software
2. Search and install their favorite software
3. *The Golden One* Do any effort past doubling clicking to run their favorite software.
The vast majority of folks fall in the steps above and this is where Microsoft stands the most powerful in: Usability. Most people buy some shiny new PC they seen on a commercial and 9/10 it just works due to it running Microsoft software. I personally would love to use linux full-time but that will not happen until their usability greatly increases. I know Ubuntu is getting there but it just isn't there yet and going against the Microsoft mindset may turn out to be a suicide run