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From: Bryan Quigley <gquigs@...>
Subject: Re: educating users
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 02:07:05 -0400
I am a noob with gentoo and linux.&nbsp; Are you trying to make it
harder for me to install gentoo, and make it take more time?&nbsp; <br>
gentoo was my first real attempt at linux, and I installed it as I read
the handbook.&nbsp; I didnt read and master the handbook before
starting the install.<br>
If you believe that someone having trouble with gentoo would ask it on
a list instead of reading the handbook.&nbsp;&nbsp; Then might they
just ask the questions from the test?<br>
<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/19/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Nick Dimiduk</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:ndimiduk@g.o">ndimiduk@g.o</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Łukasz Damentko wrote:<br>&gt; I dislike the idea of quiz, i'd prefer opening them handbook page in<br>&gt; firefox at the start of installer's GNOME, just to show what they can<br>&gt; use.<br><br>I agree that a pre-install quiz is a poor solution to this perceived
<br>problem.&nbsp;&nbsp;This doesn't seem like an appropriate role for the installer.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;What is to stop people from grabbing a list of correct answers before<br>installation begins?&nbsp;&nbsp;How will public relations be able to put an<br>
up-spin on the installer not trusting people to be l33t enough to use<br>it?&nbsp;&nbsp;Not good for the community, me thinks.<br><br>Gentoo has always come with the disclaimer of being good for learning<br>about Linux and open source software.&nbsp;&nbsp;I don't see why the suggestion of
<br>prior Linux experience will change with the advent of the installer.<br><br>That being said, I know nothing about the installer other than the bits<br>I've picked up on list.&nbsp;&nbsp;Please forgive me if this is spam.<br><br>
Regards,<br>-Nick Dimiduk<br>--<br><a href="mailto:gentoo-installer@g.o">gentoo-installer@g.o</a> mailing list<br><br></blockquote></div><br>
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-- Andrew Gaffney
Re: educating users
-- Zac Medico
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-- Łukasz Damentko
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