Linux is not very user friendly for normal people. This may be a blessing in disguise! Taking a look at all of the news reports involving malware and viruses, overwhelmingly they have involved an idiot with Windows.
e_lm_70 wrote:PnP is not only for dummy, but it also makes people dummy ... in the moment that things are hidden under the "magic" of PnP ... people are unaware of what it is going on in the background ... and dummy legends arise as well.
Anyhow ... about PnP ... this is also the normal technology tread of, for get more "popularity" it must be dummy proof , and this means also dummy will use this technology with all the possible side effect.
'Dummy' is the wrong term, really. RTF/BNF/PNP... these have only been made possible with the rise of LiPo use vs gasoline, more efficient manufacturing and cheaper production costs. This has resulted in a safer (for the user) and cheaper route into the hobby.
However, the majority of people do NOT see this as a hobby. It is a fun thing to mess around with for a while. It's a toy to stick under the tree. It's a cool thing to show people at school. It's a massively easy way to make a quick buck. None of these people have long term ideas about RC. None of them know what the AMA is. They all think the FAA deals with airports and passenger planes and people with hats and cute stewardesses. To them, it's a means to an end and nothing more.
Buy a Phantom and a GoPro. Hell, just a 200QX and a Mobius will do. Hang out near areas with high accident rates, or get lucky and be present at a fire. Sell the footage to news teams for hundreds to thousands of dollars on the spot. Rinse, repeat.
For me the beauty of MultiWii it is to be "simple" for people that can read code or understand Arduino environment.
You can have both. OSX hides the BSD/Unix power under the pretty hood.
Still ... my point of view is not the same of the mass of PnP people ... so for get more people on board, it is also mandatory to open up to "idiots"
It is also make me laugh, to hear that the recent FAA rules is a response of idiots flying DJI Phantoms ... as some fake experts try to bring the blame ... DJI has just open up the technology to the PnP people ... making "thing" more popular did help for lower the prices too ... a benefit for all of us.
For most people, APM/MWII/DJI/NAZE/whatever are just brands
, all selling similar products: drones. Yes, I used that word.
And they are. The strongest brand will dictate public perception: currently, DJI. Easy, cheap, newbie friendly... and marketed heavily towards amateur photographers. Ie, everyone and their mom.