Welcome wizzard

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Wed May 16 21:36:00 UTC 2007

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 is
> 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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