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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> writes:
> 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.

That's a good point.  I may have insufficient imagination.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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