Kubuntu is not for beginners?

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 05:29:13 UTC 2013


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 9:52 PM, Little Girl <littlergirl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey there,
> Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
>> I know this is rather old, but I missed it when it was fresh.
>> Replies inline below.
> Same.
>> 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
> installer:
> 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
>   it.
> 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

This is the sort of feedback that is extremely valuable, if we are to
make Kubuntu 'beginner friendly."

Thanks, Little Girl.

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