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From: foser <foser@g.o>
Subject: RE: Installer's Target user group
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:04:58 +0100
On Sat, 2004-01-24 at 02:26, Steve Barnhart wrote:

> I particularly disagree with that on some parts. I like gentoo's install
> right now, its fast and so well documented its not really hard at all. 

That is correct it is not hard really, but i would use the word
'intimidating' for the current install. People scare away from a lengthy
installation manual, I think we should be aiming to accommodate those
users. Creating a GUI installer that is as powerful as the current
install process makes such a GUI installer most likely complicated and
as scary as the current process.

> On
> the other hand I like good looking things :-). I like a nice look and brand
> every once in a while and I think a good gui installer would look nice. The
> look is sometimes what attracts me to a distribution or one software choice
> over another (I know this sounds stupid). I mean if one piece of software
> sucks really badbut has a nice gui then I won't use it but if 2 r equal I'll
> choose the better looking one.

Isn't a simple GUI installer more attractive than a complicated one? I'd
rather go for the '5 steps to install Y' than the '27 and a 1/2 steps to
install Y' software. We're not aiming at our power users here, we're
aiming at the ones that make decisions based on looks alright.

- foser


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