On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Clyde E. Kunkel <clydekunkel7734@cox.net> wrote:
On 06/29/2009 07:22 AM, Naheem Zaffar wrote:
The "I don't care" looks like "get me out of here!".

Not presenting a default choice is just bad usability. Those that know
about the different desktop environments should be offered an easy and
accessible way to get to them (I am not suggesting that the current page
does that - but presenting a false choice to many people already out of
their element trying this linux thingymajig may be enough to scare them
away.). Those that don't should not have to worry to much over such a page.

Probably should read "No Preference" vice "I don't care...."  then the link can lead to a dialogue that explains the default or even provides some neutral facts about the other desktops.  Keep the facts short.

I think a "Help me choose" choice that takes you to a page with descriptions of each spin's environment would be more friendly (and probably more accurate as to why someone would want to use that choice.

On the opposite side, there could be a "Show me everything"  to just link  to all the ISO's, which is aimed at the folks who know what they want and just want to get there in the quickest number of clicks.