Feature changed by: Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
Feature #323463, revision 2
Title: Provide icons and other information for desktop choice during
+ openSUSE Distribution: Duplicate of #313047
+ Master status: New
+ Requester: Desirable
Requested by: Moritz Rakow (mrakow)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
Currently, in the graphical installer, there is a radio-button list to
choose âComputer Roleâ and desktop. The options are as follows (May
2017): * Workstation with KDE Plasma * Workstation with GNOME * Server
(Text Mode) * Custom No additional information is provided. In my
opinion, icons or logos for the choices makes it easier to identify the
options. Descriptions, screenshots, and comparisons to Windows and
macOS are going to make the decision for first-time users who are not
familiar with Linux much easier. Also, it might be good to mention that
we have an official manual for Gnome. Pros: Adding icons conveys the
list options more clearly; adding descriptions and screenshots helps
Cons: Extra effort to keep info and translations up-to-date. This might
be mitigated by reusing icons and descriptions from the package
+ - (feature/duplicate: 313047)
First-time user coming from Windows or macOS tries out openSUSE. The
terms âKDE Plasmaâ and âGNOMEâ might not mean much, but with
screenshots, descriptions, comparisons to Windows and macOS, the choice
is made easier.
A user familiar with Linux sees icons and can select his preferred
choice more quickly.
Business case (Partner benefit):
: This helps most users who use the graphical installer
with relatively little effort.
Curious newcomers can make a well-informed choice that suits their
needs. Hopefully the first of many.