On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting(a)redhat.com> wrote:
That's an absolutely horrible UI; it would be like asking them
boot time what their shell should be, or their mail client, or their
web browser, or any number of other implementation details that just
serves to confuse the user and get in the way of them actually logging
in and doing whatever task they want. It's important to choose good
defaults, not just punt choices to the user.
Last time I did an install there was a series of questions / intrusive
UI on the first boot, is it so different?
As a user I don't really care what the background is, so long as my
subjective impression doesn't find it offensive. If I find it
offensive it's only a few clicks to replace it.
If I was a Gnome developer I'd probably be keen to see the upstream
presentation preserved; as a user I do find some value in this.
If I was a Fedora design team member I'd probably be keen for users to
have access to the Fedora version of Gnome 3, equally as a user I
would like to have this option.
Isn't it crucial to keeping everyone reasonably happy to let the users
have the option to choose from both alternatives, and wouldn't a first
boot question fit that perfectly?