Enabled repositories in default install
carl at personnelware.com
Sun Jun 26 11:49:17 CDT 2005
> I think a first start message is really needed, and it would be better
> if we use rosetta to translate it. I always have to spend half an hour
> or more with every new ubuntu user so I can explain how to put
> universe, how to install mp3 players and everything that is need to get
> a full working system.
I agree with your goal, but have a problem with the details.
I doubt you have spent time with "every new ubuntu user" - I think it is more like
"every new ubuntu user that wants all the functionality of some other system." I
agree that there are many people who want that, and some of them actually need it.
"Many" is not "all" or even "a majority", so I wouldn't want to make changes
without considering how it will impact the users that are happy with the default
Perhaps in the setup there could be a dialog with a list of "I want more" items.
It would include "play mp3/dvd", "compile source code", "play games", "be a
router", "be a VoIP pone switch", "run windows apps", "use vendor supplied video
drivers", etc. If they check any of those off, then a "first start" script can
open browser with a tab for each item they selected - or something.
> Maybe we need that and changing the icon of synaptic for something more
> apropriate, like a litle ubuntu certificate or something like that. A
> debian swirl next to an application doesn't say anything to a normal
> user (specially for one that doesn't even know that ubuntu is somewhat
> related to debian).
I agree - for something as important and significant as package management, the
current implementation seems kinda obscure.
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