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Re: SEUL: Re: Proposal for using a single mailing list [was Re: Oneend-user distribution?]

On Sat, 10 Apr 1999, Michel Stam wrote:
> They won't stop midway, as long as the installation configures itself. Remember, however
> that people who use Windows, which at the moment covers the largest segment of computer
> users, expect a graphical installation. Those users can only be reached by showing them
> something very similar in appearance, only better.

I think I agree. Another problem with a curses-based install for users is
that if the system you are installing is going to default to X (which, for
an easy-to-use system it surely must), the installer doesn't look much
like the system you are installing. How important in useability terms this
is I don't know, but I would think it may have some psychological effect
also - I would feel more like the installation was going well if I could
see the software running in the form I wanted it to run before the
installer left me to fend for myself. Of course, as an experienced user I
know that under the hood there is absolutely no difference, but there's
still that well being there, I think.