Please Comment: Proposal to change the name of Applications -> Add/Remove...

Aaron Toponce atoponce at
Thu Jan 15 18:46:43 GMT 2009

Rick Spencer wrote:
> Problem:
> Platforms such as iPhone and Android have given users the expectation 
> that there is a "place" that they can to in order to install new 
> software. Ubuntu has good functionality for this, but the name 
> "Add/Remove..." is not in line with users' expectations because it isn't 
> a "place".

Except those who are coming from Windows, which is a larger userbase
than those coming from the iPhone or Android markets, are used to the
Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

Also, keeping it "Add/Remove" shows the user can do an action to the
system. When the user thinks of a place, generally it will be a
folder/directory or a site on the web (which is where the "place" is
coming into play on the iPhone/Andriod).

 ,-O  Aaron Toponce
O   } Ubuntu Member

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