Feedback from What New Users Want BoF at ubucon
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Thu Aug 24 22:15:43 BST 2006
2006/8/24, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com>:
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> On Aug 21, 2006, at 4:24 AM, Corey Burger wrote:
> > On 8/20/06, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >> On Sa, 2006-08-19 at 22:13 -0700, Corey Burger wrote:
> >>> On 8/19/06, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > ...
> >>>> On Fr, 2006-08-18 at 16:52 -0700, Corey Burger wrote:
> >>>>> The other issue was that of the LiveCd. Once you get into the
> >>>>> desktop, it is not apparently clear that you are running a LiveCD.
> > ...
> >> May I ask what the root of this issue is? Did the user expect that
> >> their changes would be permanently? If yes, I think that both
> >> solutions won't be sufficient.
> > The issue was that users were totally unaware that they were on a
> > LiveCD as there was not indication.
> I think that's begging the question. It's missing the mental step that
> many people new to Linux distributions will have to go through: "What
> on earth is a 'live CD'? Is the other CD a dead one?"
> In the Breezy cycle I suggested renaming the live CD to the "Test Drive
> CD", which would eliminate that step.
I fully agree here. This is a big problem even in Czech language and
Czech Republic. The people we are spoking here have no idea what the
"LiveCD" mean. :(
What about "LaunchCD" or "LaunchableCD". This exactly describes what
it actually does.
Ubuntu CZ - http://www.ubuntu.cz/
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