Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

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Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby anandrkris » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:10 pm

http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/ The site looks cool. How i wish Mint has a similar demo for new users to get a feel of the system!
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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby excollier » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:53 pm

I think having a superior :wink: distro is sufficient, no need for all that glitz.
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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby anandrkris » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:09 pm

Hmm...Tend to agree - selling is superfluous, they say. But this will help users to get a feel of the system before installation and overcome the initial inertia of downloading entire OS.

Or can we a live test demo servers which allows guest login and give Mint a try?
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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby excollier » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:52 am

Cost issue as much as anything. That money could, perhaps, be better spent on development or maintenance.
A well developed OS will catch on by reputation.
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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby anandrkris » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:45 am

More new users would more donations and more sponsors. :) Yeah, I agree on cost but we have the likes of Kickstarters for funding, so if it is backed by people, i suppose Mint could do it.
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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby sujitnag » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:34 am

Most of the user use LM.
why?
easy to install (webi)
easy to use.

compare ubuntu......

I used ubuntu for more then 3 month and switch to MInt more then 1 and 1/2 years and still now.
why.........
work on ubuntu is not easy. specially I found dependency issue for installing new s/w.

I think we need to set priority,
user experience is most importance.
after reaching predefined benchmark we may move other area.
obviously admin set this benchmark.

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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby SurfaceUnits » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:02 am

MAn that is awesome, I can't believe I'm stil lusing Windows 95

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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby catweazel » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:09 am

anandrkris wrote:http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/ The site looks cool. How i wish Mint has a similar demo for new users to get a feel of the system!

There's nothing stopping you doing it yourself. I'm sure if you came up with something as clean and slick that the Mint devs would put it up without hesitation. Such is the nature of open source.
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Re: Mint Demo Interface - Wish list

Postby anandrkris » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:37 am

catweazel wrote:
anandrkris wrote:http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/ The site looks cool. How i wish Mint has a similar demo for new users to get a feel of the system!

There's nothing stopping you doing it yourself. I'm sure if you came up with something as clean and slick that the Mint devs would put it up without hesitation. Such is the nature of open source.

How I wish i could do it! I am not a programmer, my highest achievement in coding is compiling helloworld.c :wink: . I am pure desktop user!
I hope i can give ideas even if i can not implement them on my own.
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