Bug 72842 - UI: new users might not know what `Packages' menu entry does
UI: new users might not know what `Packages' menu entry does
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2002-08-28 07:02 EDT by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-28 07:02:41 EDT
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Description Mike MacCana 2002-08-28 07:02:35 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux) 
Description of problem: 
redhat-config-packages is a *very* slick and high quality packaging front end, 
especially for users new to Linux and Unix based operating systems in general 
(good work). The menu name, `packages' might not be obvious to people without 
existing experience in Unix based Operating System. It may be worth changing 
the menu entry to `Add / Remove Software' or `Install / Remove Software' 
`Software Installer' or the like for the following reasons:  
- to allow users new to Linux to find out where to install / uninstall 
software quickly 
- to encourage users to use packages as their preferred method to install 
- to encourage vendors to package their application so users can install them 
with a familiar and very slick interface 
Just an idea, but one I think might be beneficial to Red Hat and end users. 
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How reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1.Find a user not familiar with Unix terms like `packages' 
2.Ask them how to install programs 
Actual Results:  The user might take a while to find the right app, while they 
work out that packages are the method used to install and remove software in 
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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-28 16:50:15 EDT
Unfortunately, this is referenced in the printed documentation, so it can't be
changed at this point.

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