[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 7:08 AM, Russ Allbery wrote:

> There are different ways of presenting the choice that make the choice
> more or less obvious, but it's hard to avoid a default choice in an
> installer.  Even if you force the user to pick one of a list of options,
> users will tend to pick the first on the list.
> If you need to eliminate the concept of default entirely, the best you can
> probably do is either not install a desktop environment at all by default,
> or randomize the list each time it's presented, so each user sees a
> different "default."
> Neither of those seem particularly appealing.

I'm sure we can find some designers who are capable of creating lists
that have no first/last destop blend. Even I can think of a couple; a
circle of desktop blend logos/names around Debian or a 3x3 grid of
desktop blends.

> It might be worth noting here that, anecdotally, I talk to a lot of more
> casual Linux users who view the various desktop-variant Ubuntu install
> choices (Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.) as separate Linux distributions from
> Ubuntu itself

I guess that is a consequence of how those variants are presented by
Ubuntu, as well as the fact that the UIs are different and for most
operating systems there is one UI only so people are used to the idea
that one UI = one OS.



Reply to: