New feature specifications: install without configuring the BIOS

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Fri Oct 6 06:55:28 BST 2006

On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 16:24:44 +1300
Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at> wrote:

> On Oct 6, 2006, at 6:34 AM, David Balazic wrote:
> >
> > Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> > ...
> >> That's a bit heavy-handed I think. Someone who casually finds or
> >> receives an Ubuntu CD may not want to install the first time
> >> they insert the CD to have a look.
> >
> > So they wont click the "Install Ubuntu" button. No problem.
> > ...
> Some measurable percentage of them will, and then they'll get confused. 
> They thought this CD would let them try Ubuntu *without* nuking their 
> Windows installation, but apparently it doesn't.
Indeed - remember that for many WIndows users "install" means "make this
program usable for me *in Windows* " - they may have no concept of what an
operating system actually is, and then get very upset when the "Install"
button does something they were not expecting at all.


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