A Kubuntu-Netbook first time user's feedback

A. Rothman amichai2 at amichais.net
Fri Nov 6 09:04:12 GMT 2009

I'm glad people find this to be an interesting read - that was my 
intention in this writeup: to  get people in the community to think 
about the requirements and design of new interface paradigms, discuss 
them, criticize them, and provide additional feedback, so that a healthy 
balance can be found between the desire to innovate (and well, strange 
developer whims) and something that actually provides increased 
usability for users.

However I'm concerned that a blogged, illustrated writeup may easily 
turn into general negative hype, which will ultimately do the project a 
disservice. I believe it's not too late to change things for the better 
and come up with a really good interface, and I think discussions in the 
lists and channels can help achieve this, which is why I posted here. If 
these changes never come about, even after the issues have been pointed 
out to the developers, that would be another story...

The road to usability is paved with good intentions ;-)


A. Tres Finocchiaro wrote:

> Amichai,
> Finally got the chance to read this.  Sounds like early kde4.  Lots of 
> new great ideas but poor execution.
> I'm right along with you and hundreds of other users that get 
> frustrated when interface cleanup turns into interface clutter (try 
> right clicking a quicklaunch icon in Windows 7 for example).
> I'm also old school and set in my old school ways.  Thanks for an 
> interesting read.  I think thousands would benefit if you had a blog 
> write-up with pictures.  It would take a while to create, but would 
> really outline the interface for those like me hesitant to install it.
> -Tres
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Peter Antoniac <pan1nx at linux.com 
> <mailto:pan1nx at linux.com>> wrote:
>     > Thanks for you time and efforts,
>     Thanks for the review. You should send this email also to the
>     other list:
>     ubuntu-mobile at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:ubuntu-mobile at lists.ubuntu.com>
>     Nice work!
>     Peter
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