chris at adebenham.com
Wed Jul 5 04:17:16 BST 2006
Perhaps if the assistant sees more than one OS on the machine it could
ask the user which one they wish to migrate data from.
Kind of like how some web browsers work when they aren't setup yet but
notice IE/Netscape already installed
On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 21:36 -0500, Samuel wrote:
> No offense taken :-). I'll see how we could work in migrating from
> Linux, I'm worried about how the interface will be if there's more
> than one other operating system on the computer...
> On 7/4/06, Chris Debenham <chris at adebenham.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 19:28 -0500, Samuel wrote:
> > .. snipped ..
> > > - Is it worth supporting migration from operating systems other than
> > > Windows and Mac OS X? I'm guessing an existing Linux user already
> > > knows how to copy his home directory...
> > I'd love for migration from other linux distros to be included.
> > My mother is running pc-linuxos currently but I'd like to migrate her to
> > ubuntu as some point so this would help.
> > (This next bit is not aimed directly at you Samuel so please do not take
> > offense)
> > Just a point though, this assumption that Linux users are 'power users'
> > and so know about things such as this is not fully valid anymore.
> > There are a number of users out there that know little about the system,
> > they 'just use it'. It may be that the system was pre-installed or was
> > installed by someone they know. The problem is that the oringinal
> > installer may not be around anymore so the end-user is on their own now.
> > As Ubuntu is aiming at the 'common user' we can't really afford to
> > assume any level of knowledge in these users and so should provide all
> > we can to make life simpler for them.
> > Regards,
> > Chris
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