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Re: [opensuse-ux] Installer UX Ideas.
  • From: "Martin Schmidkunz" <martin.schmidkunz@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 11:53:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <op.tsn8ffg1c9mqvx@blafasel>
Hi Jörg,

Although I don't want to hear/read the complaints by either pro-KDE or pro-GNOME
users the will definitely emerge, if such a decision is made.

Right! I think it is pretty much an issue of personal taste and so we want come to an argumentive conclusion about that topic.

It should work with a modified gdm/kdm that offers a 'login' with a
one-click GNOME or KDE start. Later you are able to switch from one
environment to the other with a special icon, button whatever.

You mean something like the session management (I think it is labeled that way) at login? It gives you the chance to start KDE or GNOME or anything else, but it is quite hidden at present.

BUT: What about the others, e.g. XFCE, GNUstep...?

Japp. Maybe we should offer something like a desktop playground somewhere on openSUSE where the user can get an idea of the various desktops available.

Another point we have to consider are those people installing from a non-Live medium? Should they also explore first and choose later?

Anyway, we should continue to toss ideas around about this issue and see
which ones are the most feasible from dev and ux perspective.

Sounds good to me :-)



Martin Schmidkunz
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