idea for 10.04

Ray Leventhal ubuntu at
Mon Sep 28 13:30:12 UTC 2009

Conrad Knauer wrote:
> (Only replying on ubuntu-devel-discuss + e-mail)
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 6:17 AM, Jonathan Aquilina
> <eagles051387 at> wrote:
>> give the users at some point during the installation process options of what
>> office suite browser and mail client they would like installed. the list of
>> options will include the defaults of the respective desktops environments as
>> well as alternative options.
>> if you could provide feed back as to if this is a good idea, and if so how
>> can i begin working on implementing it on lucid.
> Constructive criticism: a much better idea would be for users to
> choose to run this *after* an install; much like the current "software
> center" (formerly "software store") in Karmic except narrowed down to
> just a few categories (e.g. "office suite browser and mail client" as
> you suggested and maybe a few others, as I mentioned) which would be
> of most interest to people (I would recommend limiting the categories,
> otherwise you're just duplicating what's already available in
> "Add/Remove...").  Be sure to make it very informative (text +
> screenshots would be nice) so that users who don't know much about the
> alternatives understand the differences.
> Sincerely,
> Conrad Knauer
While not a developer (but a power user, so I'm told), I can't help but 
agree with Conrad.  Ease of modification *after* simple, user-friendly 


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