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Re: People do not understand the desktop installer


  I'm not too familiar with the installer screens, but I think that they
should ideally have a red warning at the appropriate stage:

The following operation has the potential to erase data on your hard drive.
Please make sure you have backed up all important data before proceeding.

And show links to some free/libre backup imaging tools.

Sent from my Windows Phone
From: Andre Rodovalho <andre.rodovalho@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: ‎11/‎25/‎2013 3:00 PM
To: JM <meets@xxxxxx>
Cc: Colin Law <clanlaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund@xxxxxxxxx>;
Dale Visser <dale.visser@xxxxxxxxx>; Iberê
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Subject: Re: [Lubuntu-qa] People do not understand the desktop installer

If we want to attract windows users, we need to understand them better, and
avoid their clear mistakes, at least at installation level...

Not backing up is really a user fault. But confirmation, and clearer
explanations is what I think it could be better on some critic points!

2013/11/23 JM <meets@xxxxxx>

> On Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:15:25 +0000
> Colin Law <clanlaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 23 November 2013 06:43, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > It happened again :-(
> > >
> > > See this link
> > >
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1769482&page=79&p=12855281#post12855281
> >
> > I can't understand which text the guy was looking at when he thinks
> > that the install "asked if I wanted to replace the new system to be
> > built on it, and I accepted it".
> >
> > Colin
> Hi,
> I have already answered this some time before: people just don't read
> carefully enough.
> To get them to read carefully enough, the part of the UI installer which
> is already in
> red should also be with bold characters and a bigger lettering (or better,
> high case).
> My 5 cents.
> Regards,
> Mélodie