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  • phoronix
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    Ubuntu Karmic's Installer Slideshow

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Karmic's Installer Slideshow

    Yesterday Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5 was released and besides shipping with a number of updated packages and the Ubuntu One client along with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud images, the Ubiquity installer shipped with its new slide-show feature enabled. Now during the Ubuntu installation process from the desktop LiveCD, rather than just showing a status bar it also advertises various features of this Linux operating system.For those that have not yet tried Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5, below are six screenshots from the Ubiquity install process...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzUwOQ

  • jblackhall
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    Originally posted by boldingd View Post
    That's very not newsworthy. It's not even a useful or significant feature. I'm moderately ticked that the Ubuntu team bothered to put effort into something like that.
    "Those jacka-asses over to Ubuntu don't contribute up-stream changes!" "Yes, but, they've added a slide-show displaying irrelevant information that does not pertain to the progress of the install process to the OS installer!" "Oh, well never mind then, they're obviously contributing to the vibrancy of the Linux ecosystem."
    It was made by someone from the community who participates in the community Art Team. The whole point of FOSS is that anyone can contribute large or small contributions to the best of their ability. Why the bad attitude?

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  • dotancohen
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    So what happens when the user clicks on the link in the first screenshot? Does a web browser open?

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  • fabioamd87
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    Ubuntu is for the masses, and I think that this behavior in installation is right...

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by Ex-Cyber View Post
    For a Windows 95/98 install, the disk partitioning phase looks like FDISK.COM, and the filesystem creation phase looks like FORMAT.COM. 2000/XP integrates that part into the installer with a decent menu-driven interface and the ability to use Windows storage drivers, but it's still text mode.
    Yeah but I was speaking strictly of the menu-driven phase in Windows 95 which rolled advertisements of how damn good and easy the operating system is. Imo there's no point for displaying junk in installer. Just have it say "please go enjoy your favourite drink, I'm now installing, install bar here" and shut up. Possibly even asking the user whether they want the display to go in a powersave mode during installation. Feature-advertisers in OS installs are so last millennia. ^^
    Last edited by nanonyme; 09-05-2009, 08:29 AM.

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  • lucky_
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    And so did I, I guess somebody will need to push another round of mockups to fix it.

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  • raulromania
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    Pidgin?

    I've read somewhere that pidgin will be fully replaced by the gnome project 'empathy' in future releases of Ubuntu.

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  • d2kx
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    I've tried the new Kubuntu installer some weeks ago and it looks at least as good as this one

    Unfortunately, I can't give Alpha 5 a try since one of the last upgrades broke Karmic for me (updated system & new downloaded cd), it just hangs when starting Gnome/KDE. I assume it is the xserver-xorg-video-radeon update but am not sure. Hopefully radeon and Mesa will get updated to latest git before Ubuntu 9.10 releases.

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  • Ex-Cyber
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    Looks exactly what Windows installers have been like since maybe Windows 95.
    For a Windows 95/98 install, the disk partitioning phase looks like FDISK.COM, and the filesystem creation phase looks like FORMAT.COM. 2000/XP integrates that part into the installer with a decent menu-driven interface and the ability to use Windows storage drivers, but it's still text mode.

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  • Mr_Alien_Overlord
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    Originally posted by MKdx View Post
    Kubuntu's going to have its own installer.
    ...which, as usual, doesn't even rate a mention. When will Kubuntu see the new feture? Ever? Presumably, but as usual with new features, Kubuntu doesn't even rate a mention. Hopefully we'll see this before Marauding Meercat comes out.

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