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Re: Features that would be great for Fedora 10



On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Valent Turkovic
<valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> Here are just few features that I believe would be great for Fedora 10 to have:
>
> 1. RFE: Add desktop folder with examples of what "fedora thing" can do :)
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=315171
>
> Lisa gets Fedora 10 Live CD from her Joe (her geeky boyfriend) and
> puts it in her laptop. After she gets presented with a different
> looking desktop that
> she is usually presented she doesn't know what this "fedora thing"
> actually does and can do. Joe gives her a CD version of Ubuntu, after
> loosing temper with trying to explain what fedora can actually do.
> Lisa puts Ubuntu CD in and after few minutes she clicks through a few
> examples on her new desktop and sees that this "Ubuntu thing" does
> more that that "Fedora thing" like plays music & videos, shows nice
> spreadsheets and other documents.
>
> It would be great for Fedora to add directory on desktop with some
> nice examples what Fedora and OSS can do. There are great videos on
> redhat magazine page and I'm sure there are other great resources -
> new users need to be exposed to them in this way. Also there is a
> initiative for contriburots to make screencasts and this feature would
> be a great match with it if they merged together.

How about a welcome screen that pops up everytime you boot up, with an
obnoxious shortcut to it in the top of our 'go' menu.  No matter how
many times you 'disable this the next time it boots', it still nags
you to install aMSN.

</sarcasm>

I think a folder might not be the best interface, but even so, putting
in a default bookmarks like we do already is not really effective
either.  Maybe this is something the myFedora guys might want to look
at at some point.

-Yaakov


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