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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Fri Oct 1 12:35:01 CEST 2010

Re: Survey

Any distro who does not know the user usage is working in the dark. 
Mageia should (just like Mandriva) have a quick initial questionnaire 
offering an account to its registering service. This is necessary for 
marketing purposes and for planning purposes. There would be nothing 
worse that to work without knowing how many people are using your distro 
and for what reasons. Users are used to agreeing to EULA's (user 
agreements) and, yes, in general they do blindly agree to them. But, if 
they agree to the same on Mageia and it was used to keep stats on the 
number of installations in use then that would be great.

This would, of course, have to be done only once at the initial 
installation (or even distro Update). I think most users would 
understand the need for this. Mageia should also make it clear that 
there is no storing of personal data being done at this step.

Mageia could offer and promote the use of their forums somewhere else 
once the distro is installed and working just as a piece of information. 
It could be made in such a way as to make the user feel like they are 
now owner of a community driven distro and that in being an owner, they 
now have a voice in its development and direction. It's a community effort.


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