Criticism of the Kubuntu installer

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at
Mon Jan 18 17:35:57 GMT 2010

> > 6. When installation is in progress, the background (behind the little
> > message box and progress bar) turns white. White is a bad colour IMO,
> since
> > it uses more energy and puts more strain on the eyes. I would prefer a
> >  black background.
> The "uses more energy" thing is a myth, at least in the age of LCDs (I
> guess
> if you're talking about an old CRT though...).  The backlight has to be on
> either way (yes, even to display black) so it doesn't matter.  And while I
> agree that white is a bit straining as I'm light sensitive, this is
> something
> better solved by lowering your screen brightness.  The contrast between a
> black background and the rest of the installer could actually cause more
> strain for others, so it's kind of a toss-up with the "white is too bright
> owie" having an easier solution (lower your screen brightness).

I would prefer some advertising of the features in Kubuntu, like Ubuntu
does. I always assumed showing a white background was a bug in the Kubuntu
Karmic installer. I have not tested Lucid yet.

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)
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