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Re: Suggestion re FESCO Ticket #170

2009/6/29 drago01 <drago01 gmail com>:
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Ben Boeckel<MathStuf gmail com> wrote:
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>> Niels Haase wrote:
>>> I wonder if we could find also a way to get the 32bit vs.
>> 64bit choice
>>> also so smart integrated?
>>> Like a additional radio button at the end for choosing 32bit
>> or 64bit.
>>> PS: Hope that this not cause the next long discussion about
>> the default arch :)
>> How about, instead of asking for arch directly, we have a
>> series of questions to determine if they have a 64bit
>> processor?
>> 0. Button for "I know what I want" (direct choice)
>> 1. Is your computer older (built/purchased new before 200X)?
>> 2. Is it a netbook? (well, in this case should they really be
>> getting optical media anyways? liveusb-creator can download on
>> its own)
>> 3. ...
>> I'm probably not the most qualified to get the most effective
>> questions, but it's a thought.
> User wants to download fedora .. sees the download page .. thinks "wtf
> is that" ... moves on to ubuntu/opensuse/mandrivia/whatever

Sorry, but is that what you would do? Dont always think users are
stupid. If you hunt for the stupid ones, you will get the stupid ones.
I would prefer to have more smarter users. But you have to be very
dumb to not understand simple questions to fit your needs perfect. And
we would always have the "give me the default" option for users like
that. By the way, have you ever thought about that the users are right
now going away because they think wtf is that? It's not like that we
have the perfect solution yet.

LG Thomas

Dubium sapientiae initium

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