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

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Aug 12 19:08:03 UTC 2013

On Monday, August 12, 2013 14:45:04 Little Girl wrote:
> 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.
> Okay.
> > 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. (:

I've been thinking about this a bit.  Maybe the list of steps could be shown 
as "pre-install" and "post-install" so that when the user gets to the step 
where they click on the button marked "install" they can see all the pre-
install steps are complete?

Scott K

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