On Tuesday 01 December 2009 00:58:19 Tim Jones wrote: > I think you need to publish a more user friendly description of the > product and how it works. I am a fairly experienced PC/Windows user > for many years and I made a career of data administration using > technology. However, reading your website just makes my head spin much > as trying to decipher Linux and trying to understand what advantages I > gain from deploying freenet that is more and better than something > like PGP or using proxies. > Regardless of one's views of the relative merits of the software > platforms (Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc) the fact remains that we do > live in a MS Windows world and I think that describing your product > relative to the Windows experience would go a long way towards > enticing users to try your product. > Personally, I think this approach of keeping the description and > explanation cryptic and mystical has been the single block that Linux > has embedded in the public perception and has drastically limited its > adoption on a much larger scale. I see your product headed down that > same road, a good if not outstanding product that is hamstrung by its > own creators for lack of a focus on explaining the product to the > prospective end-user base in a way that base can understand. > I think developers lose sight of their audience when promoting their > work and forget that the target audience (end-user) is largely > ignorant of what goes on "under the hood". > Hopefully, you will take this message as constructive and not a nag. > In either event it's my opinion and I hope you give it more than a > little consideration.
If you have time could you have a look at the current What is Freenet? page, I believe we have rewritten it somewhat since then. Thanks. http://freenetproject.org/whatis.html > Best Regards, > Tim Jones > Sebring, Florida > USA
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