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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: openFATE feature 306967, KDE default
  • From: "Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier" <jzb@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:18:23 -0400
  • Message-id: <81d32afc0908030918n11d4479bncf153947d4b3d51@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:08 PM,
Administrator<admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
We don't provide the user with enough information to make a rational choice,
so the choice is random (based on name, appearance of desktop, sequence in
the list, etc.)

This is a fair point -- if someone is coming in *completely new.

The question is, how many users are coming in *completely new?

A lot of speculation, but I would suggest we don't really *know how
many users are doing the installation without enough information to
decide which desktop(s) they wish to install. My suspicion is that we
are looking at less than five percent of new users who are so new to
Linux that they don't know the difference between GNOME and KDE.

If I were trying to introduce a *completely new user, I'd rather have
them try a live CD anyway that just whips on a totally pre-selected
set of applications after they've had a chance to boot it and see if
it works with their hardware. So I'd push one of the live CDs rather
than the DVD...

Best,

Zonker

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