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Re: openSUSE Boxed Editions (Was: [opensuse] Will there be a LTS version of OpenSuse?)
  • From: Aaron Kulkis <akulkis00@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 11:57:51 -0500
  • Message-id: <47A9E70F.8090206@xxxxxxxxxx>
JB2 wrote:
On Tue 05 February 08 08:28, Aaron Kulkis wrote:

<snip>

Writing this documentation is all very good, and commendable
on your part, Tom.

However..if the new user DOESN'T KNOW IT EXISTS, then it is
almost as bad as not even existing.

It needs to be not only "findable" to the new user -- it *MUST*
be presented in a way that the new user CANNOT HELP BUT TO
SEE THAT IT IS THERE.

Something during the installation, lika a pop-up window that expressly tells the user to write down where the pdf's are and what they are would be a very good start, that way once the system is installed, the user can then go look at them and read them if s/he wants.

If that sort of idea is used, it should be done with
1: "ATTENTION!" written in very BIG letters
2: Statement short enough to read on screen (no scrolling)
3: A mandatory click-button (similar to the that used
with license agreements ... clicking a radio button
to "I have read and COPIED the location" and a
seperate "next" or "proceed with installation" button.


However, none of this helps the newbie who needs advice
or help concerning partitioning (and lets face it, the
default partitioning STINKS). /home, /opt, /tmp, and
/local should have their own filesystems.






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