I tried another distro by some forumer here called refractor or retractor but gave up on it within 5 minutes of use because it's kind of stupid like a kindergarten science fair project or something.
What did you find stupid about it? Wait, wouldn't you consider it stupid and trollish to say what you did...
You should check refracta now. It has turned a bit more geeky and useful for the advanced user. You might like it.
The 'Aunt Martha' version that I created served a purpose. I think I am going to start it up again since my old refracta version
requires a lot of updates. I think I will call it kyloris
this time. Be sure to check it out. Oh yea, the purpose.... The purpose of my 'kindergarten' edition was/is to serve the handful of desktop users that I know personally, my father-in-law, my neice/nephews, my kids, my wife(occasional user), my mother, a couple older people that use the desktops I gave them, so on and so forth. So a browser with flash and java is needed, the ability to rip cds, play music and movies, convert music from one format to another, calculator, screenshot, notepad, cd/dvd burning, sound recorder, word processor, maybe a spreadsheet, photo tool and image editor. That pretty much covers everything they do with their computers. Although maybe an email client or maybe not since they all use webmail. They haven't mentioned anything else they do so that is usually what I include.
I personally would like something more geeky but I like to use whatever I install on others computers so I am more familiar with the system and can help them. So I am sticking to my Aunt Martha edition, with skippy-xd for window previews and maybe a few other well hidden tricks for my own enjoyment.
That being said, did you try any other of my custom debian images...the icewm ones...the e17 ones...the unstable based ones...was they all stupid?
Up-to-date apps (or rolling release model) is a very good idea for a desktop-centric distro and to say otherwise and call it stupid is just... well... really stupid and trollish.
It is a very bad idea if you do not want to be constantly updating. It is not a good idea if you want your computer to be the same as it was last week, month, year. It is not a good idea if you expect everything to 'just work' as it has been doing. It is not a good idea if you are not knowledgeable regarding freeze/release as well as other significant changes that occur.
And once again....the part that was stupid was the idea that everything has to be up to date to be useful. My 1994 mercury capri still gets me from point A to point B and my iceweasel 3.5 still plays my keez...nothing newer needed for me thanks...hell my lawnmower is probably ten years old as well...
First fdn went warm and fuzzy and the butnuts came along....now it seem we all have to go along with everyones opinion or not post...sad....just sad...