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What's New in Fedora Core 5 Test2

What's New in Fedora Core 5 Test2

Posted Jan 23, 2006 0:46 UTC (Mon) by hazelsct (guest, #3659)
Parent article: What's New in Fedora Core 5 Test2

Personally, I can't say I like the changes. Anaconda, a de facto standard among Linux installers, has been barely touched for years, so why the sudden need for a major interface surgery?
Uh, more explanation please? You describe the new interface, and then say, "I don't like it, why did it need to change?" My first thought is, who cares if you like it or not? Tell us why and we might try to sympathize.


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What's New in Fedora Core 5 Test2

Posted Jan 23, 2006 21:40 UTC (Mon) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

My first thought is, who cares if you like it or not? Tell us why and we might try to sympathize.

I thought it was implicit in his description: The informational pane on the left of the installation screens has been removed and many of the installation dialogs have been simplified, with more advanced options hidden behind an extra click. Many of us dislike it when information is hidden away in an attempt to make it more palatable to newbies. A better approach, IMHO, would have been to have the first info pane give the user an option: "Technical information will be presented here for those who wish to know more about the internal of Linux, but it's not necessary that you understand it. If you'd rather turn it off entirely, click here."

(That said, I'm still a Slackware user for precisely this kind of reason, so don't mind me too much...)

Greg


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