[Lubuntu-comms] People do not understand the desktop installer

Jack Ramsay jack at troop55.net
Fri Oct 25 14:00:43 UTC 2013

I would say that the video would be a pain because Ubuntu is used around
the world and the video would have to be painstakingly be made in many
languages. The pop-up with the check-box would be the way to go its not
intrusive or anything and it wouldn't be too hard to add.
On Oct 25, 2013 8:45 AM, "William" <wjckc79 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Okay, I think it's safe to say that so far having the initial selection
> warning followed by an impossible to misunderstand dialogue box that
> requires a check box confirmation is a solid plan. While I still think that
> the idea of have a youtube video is a good one: how, where, and when to
> implement it is highly problematic. If it is going to be presented along
> with or before the download link, it's presentation should be somewhat
> passive. We don't want to scare people off - otherwise they might have
> second thoughts and instead go use Fedora to accidentally wipe out Windows.
> Rather than including it before the download, I think a better option would
> be to automatically forward them to the video once the download has
> started. To keep everything simple, the page should located at
> install.ubuntugnome.org - or similar. Here is my reason for keeping the
> URL super simple: going back to the dialogue box, that itself should refer
> people to the video that they may have dismissed at download time. If your
> going to refer people to a URL that they have to remember, then it must be
> super simple, i.e. install.ubuntugnome.org - now the real problem: this
> page would have to present a selection of language options. Due to the
> nature of Linux, this is not insurmountable, but I don't know how practical
> it would be as an effort. Otherwise the page could simply explain things in
> greater detail then the installer for every language the video has yet to
> be translated into...? This is getting too complicated. Perhaps the video
> is a good idea in principle but a bad idea based on logistics alone.
> On 10/25/2013 08:24 AM, Julien Olivier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> the video idea is not so good for another reason: it would need to be
>> dubbed in all supported languages, and that's not very practical.
>> On ven., 2013-10-25 at 17:03 +0400, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Jack Ramsay <jack at troop55.net> wrote:
>>>          Dear all,
>>>                   In my opinion the pop-up is a great idea. Also, The
>>> youtube
>>>          video is a good idea but what if people don't have internet. I
>>>          also think that if we add a check-box to the pop-up so that
>>>          the user understands what they’re doing. That will cause them
>>>          to stop and read what is there. This may help with people
>>>          rushing through the installer. Please send feedback, ideas or
>>>          concerns.
>>>                            Thanks,
>>>                   Jack
>>> Hi Jack,
>>> If someone has NO Internet connection, then he/she would not be able
>>> to 'download' the ISO to begin with and therefore, he/she will
>>> obviously not be able to install anything to start with ;)
>>> The video Link will NOT be included on the Installer -
>>> http://amjjawad.blogspot.com/**2013/10/ubiquity-and-**
>>> installing-ubuntu-and-its.html<http://amjjawad.blogspot.com/2013/10/ubiquity-and-installing-ubuntu-and-its.html>
>>> It should be included it 'before' the download Link.
>>> I have done an example on our Website (Ubuntu GNOME Website) where it
>>> is so clear that the Video Link is before the Download Link.
>>> That is all :)
>>> --
>>> Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
>>> Best Regards,
>>> amjjawad
>>> Areas of Involvement
>>> My Projects
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