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Old 28th April 2008, 15:57   #1
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The main issue with the desktop experience is that the geeky programmers and designers assume too much from the average user. They assume the user knows about the way in which programs are installed, or how the file system is set out. The average user will not go out of their way to google for help or even read the associated documentation that comes with Ubuntu and its default software. The little information pop-ups and guided wizards are critical to explaining how the user can accomplish the basic tasks they most probably are trying to do.

I’d love to see a welcome screen for the first time you open up your desktop, with little videos explaining a few key concepts to how Linux and Ubuntu work. Maybe it could ask “What do you want to do?” and then explain how they could do this.

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Old 28th April 2008, 20:56   #2
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i agree until i actually used ubuntu on this extra pc i have i was a little worried about putting it on my main system. i still haven't tried to install any games to see if they will work or not
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