[kubuntu-devel] Re: Kubuntu is not for beginners?

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 18:45:04 UTC 2013

Hey there,

This is in reference to the third step of the installer having an
"Install Now" button instead of a "Continue" button like all the
other steps:

Jonathan Riddell wrote:

> It's marked "Install" to warn the user their hard disk is about to
> be modified, possibly removing things currently on it.

Yep, somebody else said something similar. (:

> It's half way through the installer steps to make the install as quick as
> possible, you can start the install while you do the rest of the
> config steps.


> The design is from canonical's design team and follows the gtk
> frontend.

Which doesn't necessarily mean it's the best possible way of doing
things. (:

> Currently I can't think of another way of telling the user "we're
> about to modify your hard disk" without getting in their way but as
> you say it's not very clear.  I seem to remember the suse installer
> has an ugly "do you really want to do this" dialogue which users
> will just ignore because it's getting in their way.

I'm not sure what can be done about it, but I just figured I'd
mention that it's a pet peeve of mine, because even after years of
installing and using Kubuntu, every time I get to that step I have a
moment's head-scratching hesitation when I see that button, followed
by another similar one when I get to the final step that has a
"Continue" button instead of an "Install" button. It must be even more
of a stumbler for a non-geek and/or beginner. (:

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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