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Re: Get Fedora



Mike McGrath wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
I think the second one is better. It explains what x86 etc means but I think it can be improved.

We should probably show Live media as the first choice in the list and mention that we recommend it for the desktop users and that it can be installed to a hard disk.

I'm open to other opinions on this but for the majority of our users that don't follow Fedora, I think they'll be very disappointed in the live cd install process (which is basically just an image copy) there's no package selection and no upgrade. I think, for this release, its best we just call it a live CD and leave it at that.

I don't know whether they would be disappointed. Live CD by design don't offer any package selection and other distributions are dealing with just fine. If the package selection is somewhat right, most users won't complain and just do some post installation configuration. The important things to highlight are:

* Live images are installable to hard disk or USB.

* The package selection and configuration is very good for a typical desktop user


We should explain what a torrent is.
I don't think that belongs on this page KISS.

You could explain it elsewhere or add a reference based on the existing material.

The network installation option is not explained in this page as opposed the first one.
Doesn't need to be on this page KISS.

Disagree. The fact that there is a network installation option at all is unknown to many users. You have to show that it does exist somewhere in that page. It is already highlighted in the existing page. Removing that is a regression.

We should also note that the Free Media program is a volunteer one and encourage people to participate.
If they want to learn more about the Free Media program they can do the research to find out, I don't think it belongs on the "get fedora" page. Even google finds :) http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=fedora+free+media+program&btnG=Google+Search

Can't hurt to call it "volunteer Free Media program" and put in a sentence to participate similar to the sponsorsed media program or just combine those sentences.

"Consider participating in the Fedora Volunteer Free Media Program or Sponsored Media Program.

Rahul


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