Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: Scott Koch <scootersmk@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer's Target user group
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 00:16:22
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer by foser
The main thing that will dictate the features, design and capabilities 
of the installer is the user group we want to target.  I think everybody 
realizes this, and it has be mentioned other places.   I feel  this is 
very important we establish this up front.  This way we will all be on 
the same page as to what installer will require.

My thoughts on this are as follows:

I think the target should be users that are "new to Gentoo" switching 
from other linux distributions.  I do not think that Gentoo has the 
public popularity to attrack a large amount of "new to linux users."  
Most of the new to linux users will only choose to go with gentoo when 
the majority of stuff they look up about linux is about or mentions 
Gentoo.  Maybe stage 2 of the installer project could be an 
installer(like the one Karltk was given) that is very simple and targets 
users that are new to linux.  If we can get the users to switch to 
gentoo from the other distros then the new to linux users are sure to 


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