Some critics about Ubuntu

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Nov 29 10:31:12 CST 2004

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 11:10:31AM -0500, David Walker wrote:
> It may be that some people are looking for a more, "hands-on" installer 
> for ubuntu, more debian-esque.  I personally like the installer it 
> handles everything I wanted in a desktop with out me thinking a lot.  
> Should there be an expert option,

There is.

> or if there is (have not looked) add to the install boot screen a,
> "Welcome to ubuntu, press enter to install or expert for expert mode:"
> string.

There's no room on the main screen, but it's in one of the help screens
accessible with the function keys.

> On the topic of installing, has there been or is there now a push to get 
> out of a curses-based installer to a GUI based one?

Yes, although it was deferred beyond Hoary because the work involved is
very substantial.


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]

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