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On Saturday 24 January 2004 01:47, foser wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 20:14, Scott Koch wrote:
> > I think the target should be users that are "new to Gentoo" switching
> > from other linux distributions.
> Yes maybe, probably coming from MDK, RH or Suse, those are usually
> pretty fresh linux users. What i really meant to say was that the people
> wanting a GUI installer are the same ones that have little actual linux
> knowledge (the 'i want it to be simple and just work' people) and not
> the more geekish crowd that Gentoo on the other side attracts. Those
> like their installs as it is, with the full power that comes with it.
> They don't want spiffy UI tools that only hide whats really going on. So
> you only have to target the first group.
I personally probably would use the installer for installing. I really have no
desire for entering all the commands on the command line while a click on a
button -> system installed works great with exactly the same result.
What might be an alternative would be a splitscreen installer that on the top
of the screen offers a roadmap and a description on what to do. On the bottom
is a commandline on which the actual commands can be given.
Paul de Vrieze