That sums it up..........we give you the basics and then some, want more roll up your sleeves.
Sorry to be always the naysayer, on the forum.
I simply disagree, completely, with this assertion.
"the basics", balderdash.
Here's the basics: WHAT IS SOHO?
SOHO is an acronym. It designates "Small Office Home Office".
Do you agree, thus far, or not?
If you agree, thus far, then, does it not follow, that the functions of a small office, or home office, DO NOT EMBRACE limiting access to the capabilities
of the computers in the office? Unlike those terrible days of fifty years ago, when I was a student, single computer resources are NOT MEANT to be shared, among two or more employees in a SOHO environment, but rather, each user has his/her own computer.
Can you understand that?
Do you comprehend what I am writing?
SOHO means the very opposite, the exact opposite, of what you are providing, Vector, by insisting on use of the 1960's model UNIX environment, an environment which evolved back in the days when we all had to get login ids and passwords, assigned by the system manager, to use a damn word processor.
Jettison all of the unix crap, and you have the starting point for SOHO. One person, one or more computers, all to himself/herself. I use seven, myself, daily in my own SOHO environment. Planning on getting an eighth. Every aspect of the computer is under the control of the operator, in a SOHO environment.
There is absolutely NO NEED for the distinction between "user", or "root" in a SOHO environment. So, NO, you are NOT giving out the basics
, and for everything else roll up our sleeves. Absolutely wrong. What you are doing, is simply copying what everyone else has been doing, incorrectly
, for the past four decades. If you were providing the "basics", you would be issuing a distribution which did NOT require logging in, by anyone. If some retarded morons wanted to go back to the museum days of forty years ago, then let them roll up their sleeves
, to add the additional functionality of a login manager. Me, I just want power on, desktop appears, one click to the internet. period. End of story. That's what 99% of SOHO owners want. SOHO means business people. Time for us is money. Time wasted trying to install a defective Beta 3 is money lost.
SOHO Boot up time, max: five seconds on a modern 3 GHz cpu with 4 Gbytes memory. My old version of win95 boots up faster than any existing Linux distro. That's shameful. SOHO above all else, must be responsive to the needs of the business environment, not the needs of the UNIX preservation society.
KDE4 incorporates much of the eye candy of Compiz. I wouldn't want it installed by default. On my aging Celeron computer, I avoid eye candy.
No disagreement, however, I have KDE 4 installed on one of my Tualatins with only half a gigabyte of RAM, running Slackware 13.0, and it works fine. Its not terribly convincing, it certainly isn't worthy of demonstration. It is very slow to do anything, but, as long as I don't ask much of it, it runs. (Unlike VL 6.0 SOHO!!!)