On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 17:18 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 21:17 +0100, Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> Hi all,
> I don't know if this is off topic, or even just wishful thinking, but
> has any sort of a welcome wizard been considered?
> GNU/Linux (and Fedora) is different to what a lot of new users will
> have been used to, and some sort of a welcome wizard which just points
> them in the right direction for common items, i.e. software installer
> etc might be useful.
> I have no idea if other people think this would be worthwhile, or how
> you might go about creating it! Thoughts?
You're thinking of a local/fat application? Something that is kicked
off by the completion of firstboot?
In other words, a firstboot module. These can be fairly rich in
What about putting that into the welcome page for the browser, and
auto-starting Firefox? Whatever that page looks or acts like, it could
have a nicely visible "New Users Start Here" widget that kicks off what
you are describing.
I think firstboot is a better place for this.
It sounds like a confluence of tool and content/media creation, so it
like an interactive tour.
It is likely someone else will gleefully advocate pointing to non-free
solutions, so I'll just put in my zwei Pfennig (in an equally gleeful
way) to say, "not in FDP space." :-)
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