Kubuntu is not for beginners?

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 04:52:30 UTC 2013

Hey there,

Valorie Zimmerman wrote:

> I know this is rather old, but I missed it when it was fresh.
> Replies inline below.

> I think we make Kubuntu "beginner friendly" by providing clear
> choices during installation and early use.

Agreed that that's an important part of Kubuntu being "beginner
friendly" since that's the time period when a potential new user is
most likely to be frightened away.

As someone who has recently installed Kubuntu 3 times, I'd like to
bring up a pet peeve that I've had for years with the Kubuntu

When you install Kubuntu your window consists of:

- A panel on the left that contains a list of the steps you'll be
  taking to get through the installation.

- A panel on the right that has the contents of the current step in

When you're on one of the steps relatively early on (I think it's the
one where you partition your drives), there is an *Install* or
*Install Kubuntu* button (sorry, can't remember exactly what's on
it) at the bottom of the right pane. Meanwhile, you can clearly see
that there are steps in the left pane that you have not yet completed,
and it's disconcerting to think that Kubuntu will now install without
you getting the chance to complete those steps.

My suggestion is to replace that button with a *Continue* or *Next*
button like the rest of the steps have. Just my two cents. (:

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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