Fwd: Re: user lev... ahem, novices and experts

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Tue Dec 20 10:53:04 GMT 2005

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 10:38:39AM +0000, Malcolm Yates wrote:
> I think we should take a step back and ask the question
> ' Who is the target user of Ubuntu ? '

'Range', even. (there are a few bright made-up user stories 
done in preparation of 3.0 on ALT Linux wiki :)

It's about "what's minimally required of user" and "whom it still
might be useful to while being what it is, conceptually".

> > The solution was to move the "expert" choice right to the
> > boot menu so that pressenter types would just skip it
> > altogether -- and not calling an alternative "novice" ;-)
> Never call anyone 'novice' 'naive' 'beginner' - it doesn't help
> them at all.

So it's called "install". :) (and "expert" being called "noacpi"
or similar, actually involving a bunch of "failsafe" kernel
options and passing a flag to installer)

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
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