Feature changed by: Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
Feature #313047, revision 6
Title: Show screenshots to help user choose which desktop to install
- openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE Distribution: New
Requested by: Richard Brown (rbrownccb)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
Currently, when the user chooses the type of Desktop they want to
install they are presented with a rather 'boring' menu with lots of
text, describing a little about GNOME, KDE, and how they get to choose
I would like to see screenshots, possibly even a slideshow, of at least
GNOME and KDE if not XFCE & LXDE for users to see and help them make
their choice about which desktop environment they wish to install.
Business case (Partner benefit):
: We have KDE selected by default, covering the 'I don't
care/know just let me install this thing' userbase More advanced users
probably have enough knowledge that they never read the text and
already have their decision made and go straight to their DE of choice
But I think we currently do a disservice to an important demographic of
inquisitive users who want to choose but might not have the information
yet to make one
Right now, a user who doesn't know what GNOME or KDE looks like get
nothing from our installer, they have to install it, try it, and if
they dont like it, install the other one..
I'd argue inquisitive users is one group openSUSE is brilliantly placed
to serve, as we offer so many options, so let's make it a little easier
for them to make an initial choice they will be more likely to like
from day 1
#1: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2011-12-06 14:44:05)
Beside the fact that one have a bar on top and the other on the bottom,
can you decide which desktop will fit your work-flow with screen shots
like these ones?
look here for more screen shots: http://en.opensuse.org/Product_highlights
A screen shot will never help clueless users to decide. They will never
be able to understand the "one click to select, one click to open"
behaviour of KDE from a screen shot, for example, or how to browse your
file system on gnome.
If you want to help clueless users you need to do something for them
before they download the DVD, not during install...
#2: melchiaros melchiaros (melchiaros) (2011-12-11 13:19:05)
I did not agree with you Ricardo. As I came to linux I had never heard
of the different desktops and that someone on this stage can gather
information about them in a useful kind is not given. The text wave is
to high. So the way through the installation system( or better a
unified live system with choosing option) is better.
But it should not be with sideshows. Short video sequences about 1
minute that could be selected by the user would be more valuable to
show the general taste of GNOME or KDE. That is a thing that could be
done. -> Differences in clicking behavior might be to special.