Rupert Horstkötter wrote:
What do you do when starting firefox for the first time after a fresh installation of openSUSE 11.0? I for myself change the homepage to something else (google). I think that the default startpage http://www.opensuse.org isn't very useful for the average user in everyday's use. I thought about implementing something like http://start.ubuntu.com/8.04 for openSUSE 11.1 - on the one hand this page offers the ability to search the web - IMO the most commonly used homepages (google, yahoo or whatever) nowadays, on the other hand it's a great way to promote openSUSE especially to new users not that familiar with the openSUSE services.
The first thing I do is to change it to iGoogle as well. We could definitely use a more useful start page with search and more resources.
Ok, we have that greeter at the first boot, but I think most users will instantly click close and that's it :)
There's been discussion of getting rid of the greeter, and I think the idea to use the start page to replace the greeter might be a good one. I've opened a bug here to track this: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=405773 Note that I'm not against people changing the start page -- a lot of new users will probably have a start page that they like using already (I'd keep using iGoogle because I have it personalized with stuff I use frequently... but we can make it a more useful default for users who don't have a preference. Thanks for bringing this up, Rupert. :-) Best, Zonker -- Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier openSUSE Community Manager http://zonker.opensuse.org/ -- To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org