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- Make it possible to use it without touching/seeing/knowing of existence of terminal at all. That means, for example, that it would be possible to install all the essential programs and tools (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Flash, audio/video codecks, Java,...), run and configure most popular servers/deamons (Apache, RDBMSes, etc.) using GUI only. Make the GUI a main way of operating the system, not a fancy wrapper over a console. - Make it _less_ customizable, strip off gazillions of options and make default ones good enough.

It is entirely possible to install Firefox (which is the default browser anyway, Chrome, etc.) without touching a terminal using the Ubuntu Software Center.

Why would one want to configure Apache or MySQL using a GUI? This seems misguided to me.

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