Bug 79542 - Feedback (as requested)
Feedback (as requested)
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-12-13 03:47 EST by Paul Uit de Bos
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-22 23:18:45 EST
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Description Paul Uit de Bos 2002-12-13 03:47:48 EST
Description of problem:I am new to Linux so this is an imporatant manual for me
The Installation went smooth (I had studied partitioning documentation) thank you.

But I spent an embarassing amount of time to get two things done:
Shell prompt (Chapter 11) As far as I see there is no mention how to start the
shell ...It cost me a lot of time to find "Terminal" in System Tools.

The same thing for adding one or more programs to the system.
Upgrading is a word that comes to mind but that is not the way to go
Updating (Chapter 11) tells a lot about software maintenance.
Also the word "package" is very unfamiliar to Windows users and only after some
time I realised that it is a program file.
So finally I found "Packages" in System Settings.

So maybe a few sentences in these chapters will help others.

Paul Uit de Bos

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Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-13 10:17:11 EST
> Also the word "package" is very unfamiliar to Windows users and only after some
> time I realised that it is a program file.
> So finally I found "Packages" in System Settings.

I agree with this.  An [RFE] should be created to call the link "Install and
Remove Software Packages" _or_ "Install and Remove Software Programs".  The word
"package" in itself is ambiguous to the new user unfamiliar with package
management and it may be useful to add a few words to help them steer along.
Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2003-01-08 15:11:52 EST
this looks like a UI issue to me. Re-assigning.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-08 15:59:30 EST
I tend to agree it should be "Add/Remove Software", so it's a windows ripoff, 
it does work.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-22 23:18:45 EST
This has been changed for the next release

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