On 10/30/2011 11:45 PM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
On sunnuntai 30 lokakuu 2011, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
On 10/30/2011 10:03 PM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
Any ideas on how to express that Xubuntu works with say 5-year old
PC's too, but probably not with anything really ancient?
"Works also with few years older hardware"
"Doesn't require 3d acceleration"
Nowadays it being a more traditional desktop can also be
a selling point as there seem to be quite a fwe people who
aren't too fond of the changes in Gnome3 or KDE4.
I'm not sure if we want to use "traditional" (or "conservative") to that
matter, even if that might be correct. I think many people will think
"old" if one uses these words. Any ideas on other wording?
"Familiar". "A modern Linux desktop that hasn't thrown away
what's good in the UI interactions people have gotten used to."
That's some good stuff, sir! We really have to think about using some of
I'm referring here to focus follows mouse, toolbars, menus etc.
 For example, although I currently happen to be using KDE4, I hate how
in its applications menu you have to click to view subcategories and click
(or press ESC) to see the previous hiearchy level.
The current drafted introduction can be seen at http://wp.xubuntu.org/.
Let's not make this an issue too big. Once we've got our latest changes
for the theme and the slideshow plugin in, let's try to go online as
soon as possible, and think of changes to that after releasing.
Btw. There's one minor thing which I think really bad on these pages:
* The example images are small and you cannot get full sized
images, even on the feature tour page.
If ones trying to promote a desktop, one should at least offer
possibility to view 1:1 sized desktop screenshots. :-)
I don't know if we want this for the frontpage slideshow, but we should
definitely have a section for full-size screenshots.
Maybe the pages could also explain very shortly how Xubuntu differs
from the other Ubuntu variants. Now there are just references to
Ubuntu, without any explaination what's the relation of that to Xubuntu.
This explanation should be clear enough that people understand how
Xubuntu differs from e.g. Lubuntu. That one seems to be sacraficing
functionality& usability in the application selection in order to keep
Yes, this should be explained at the About -page, which is linked to
from "Read more about Xubuntu" in the front page, just below the
There doesn't seem to be currently a strategy / positioning document
for Xubuntu, but I think that would be a good place for such an explanation.
I don't think it makes sense for Xubuntu to aim as low as Lubuntu does.
User friendliness / usability (including localization etc) is more
The new introduction text on the frontpage is as close as a
strategy/positioning document as we have now, since the Strategy
Document  is not updated to fit the current situation yet.
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