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

Olivier Méjean omejean at yahoo.fr
Wed Sep 29 21:24:57 CEST 2010

Le mercredi 29 septembre 2010 03:03:05, Andre Machado a écrit :
> 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:
> http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/925/mageiawelcome.png
> 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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This is a nice idea

Another moment to give information is when installing.  Currently there are 
several images for promoting Mandriva (they are available on any mirrors, for 
example here : 
The time during installation could be used to give first informations so these 
images are to be modified. Another point is there are only in English. I don't 
know if it's possible to have localised images, i would be nice (but would 
take several place, around 2,2 MB).

So i think there is also a need to rework these images so i would be a first 
introduction to Mageia.

Olivier Méjean
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