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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 1)
    by castlan on Tuesday, October 30 @ 20:14:11 GMT
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    Many newbies might not understand what “newbie” means. I’d sugest replacing “simple” with “standard” install, and let the other option be called “complex” install. The word “advanced” is still appealing to many people, especially the newbies who are not yet aware of their newbieness. The paradox of the word newbie is that the more aware you are of the term, the less it applies to you.

    This should still be debated a bit more, with the terminology that other distributions use kept in mind. For example, if Red Hat uses “standard” install as an alternative to their option for “full” install, then many would dis-associate the word “standard” from meaning “fully-functional”. That would be a significant reason to then avoid the word “standard”.

    My point is that we need to keep in mind the predjudices and precidents carried over from other operating systems, be they Linux based or other. We need to keep in mind terminology, and the myth of a “fully” installed system. The solution to this myth should not be a misleading checkbox for “install everything” that doesn’t. The solution is better terminology, meaning terminology that is accurate while non-contradictory to other implementations.

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