[Mageia-dev] What do you think about create a Mageia Welcome Center?

Andre Machado afmachado at dcemail.com
Wed Sep 29 03:03:05 CEST 2010

We know that many Windows users refuse to migrate to GNU / Linux because of the
differences between these two environments. A critical point is the difference
between the programs used to perform common tasks.

Thinking about it, I had the idea of creating a Mageia Welcome Center. What is
this? Basically, when Mageia is installed and user will do his first login - or
when a new user is created and will do your first login, after loading the
desktop environment, a window like the one I drew below will appear:


This is a simple idea: this window will show friendly descriptions to commom
tasks besides icons of programs used to perform them. So the user will associate
the program that needs to use the task that needs doing. When user clicks icon
or text, the associated program will be launched.

Of course, future we can disable the icons of programs that are not installed or
provide a way to add more options.

This certainly is a small and easy-to-do program that can be developed in
minutes and hides a great easter egg ;)

PS: I have the original SVG if someone is interested.

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