MintUpdate - Meaning of Level unclear

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MintUpdate - Meaning of Level unclear

Postby RJim on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:00 pm

Okay so I have been switching over some of my family and friends to Linux (they were impressed when the saw it running on my system 8) )

One of my friends brought up a good point. They misunderstood the meaning of the "Level" number for updates, assuming that the higher the number was, the more important or critical the update was. So they were pretty much ignoring the level 1 updates and installing all of the 3 or higher updates thinking that they were more important. I'm rather surprised that their system still works.

Now I know that this is explained in the preferences, but still I would suggest renaming it something other than "Level" to perhaps something like "Class". The community can probably think up something even better.

Of course you could just ignore all this, but I'm just telling you what some of my friends thought.
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Re: MintUpdate - Meaning of Level unclear

Postby xenopeek on Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:13 pm

The description of the levels is in Edit > Preferences. I don't think replacing level with class would be much clearer to such kind of users, no numbering system would I guess.
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Re: MintUpdate - Meaning of Level unclear

Postby RJim on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:58 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:The description of the levels is in Edit > Preferences. I don't think replacing level with class would be much clearer to such kind of users, no numbering system would I guess.

Maybe it could be called "Chance of system implosion". :lol:

I understand that the definitions are listed under preferences, but honestly a new user is unlikely to even check the preferences, that's why I suggested that the labeling be more clear. My friends never looked under preferences, and I didn't even think to tell them about it until now.

Just mentioning it because if it happened to my friends then I'm sure there are other new users thinking the same way and making the same mistake.

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Re: MintUpdate - Meaning of Level unclear

Postby xenopeek on Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:21 pm

It's also clearly detailed in the user guide (here), which is listed also on the Welcome Screen after login. Page 45 details this. And I know you are going to reply they didn't bother to read that either :)
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Re: MintUpdate - Meaning of Level unclear

Postby RJim on Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:53 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:It's also clearly detailed in the user guide (here), which is listed also on the Welcome Screen after login. Page 45 details this. And I know you are going to reply they didn't bother to read that either :)


Actually I didn't even see a welcome screen on my own install! So they might not have either. Is there supposed to be a welcome screen somewhere? :shock:

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Re: MintUpdate - Meaning of Level unclear

Postby xenopeek on Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:35 am

Perhaps there is a difference depending on which edition you use, but yes there is supposed to be a welcome screen. You can find it in the menu, called "Welcome Screen".
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