Ubuntu Boot Up Logo

dan hentaidan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 11:23:52 UTC 2005

I for one (and I expect many others here) like to watch, for one
reason or another, the technical garbage that comes up on screen.

But when I put the Hoary Live CD into my friends Dell laptop he nearly
jumped out of his skin. It took me ages to convince him that the Live
CD wouldn't hurt his computer, and I think I nearly lost his trust
with those scrolling lines.

On a similar note, when I was troubleshooting another friends laptop
and booted Windows XP into safe mode, I was nearly castrated.

"People" simply can't handle lines of white text on a black
background. They immediately think something has gone wrong, and for a
first time use of a new operating system, it isn't really the reaction
we want.

On 22/06/05, Dr W Hunter Blair <whblai1 at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Dear group,
> I am finding it hard to imagine what is wrong with seeing *technical
> crap* on boot up. It can be useful. You can always walk away and switch
> on the coffee pot, or contemplate a different life without the
> irritations of computing :D,
> Hunter
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