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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Animated framebuffer logo for 2.4.1
On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, christophe barbe wrote:

> On ven, 09 fév 2001 08:03:14 Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > I hope that nothing like this is _ever_ integrated (and doubt I need
> > be concerned;). IMHO, hiding output from users arrogantly assumes
> > that they are too stupid/ignorant to have any use for such information.
>
> Most user don't want to learn the internal stuff of their OS. They only want to use it and assume (or would like to) that everything is ok.
> You hope graphic boot capability will never be integrated in the kernel but I'm sure you are aware of what is an "OPTION".

I give users more credit in the curiosity/observation department. In
my experience, when a user fires up his/her box, independent of OS,
they watch it pretty closely. This behavior begins roughly the first
time they lose a chunk of work ;-)

Whether the boot process is graphic or text doesn't matter.. some will
watch it and some will ignore it.

If I were an employer, I'd feel a lot better about my staff if I walk
by and catch them staring blankly at cryptic text vs a splash screen.

> Sure it's not a vital need. Distribution makers can already add this on their kernels (and in fact they do that, per example by using aurora). But it could result in a proper implementation. Required modifications are really small.

Yup. Distributors can add whatever whistles/bells that fit their needs.

-Mike

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