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Re: Adding a simple editor to the base system

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:00:02PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
> I'd also suggest making it the default EDITOR/VISUAL.  If you're an
> experienced user, you know how to make vi your default again.

I think that making NetBSD even minimally less comfortable out of the
box for experienced users is one of the worst marketing choices we
could ever make.

Experienced Unix users are our core demographic.  Market NetBSD to
other groups, sure.  Add different packaging for the core product to
make it more comfortable for those groups, sure.

Throw away the users we already have?  That seems like a very bad
idea to me.

Thor Lancelot Simon                               
    "Even experienced UNIX users occasionally enter rm *.* at the UNIX
     prompt only to realize too late that they have removed the wrong
     segment of the directory structure." - Microsoft WSS whitepaper

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