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Post subject: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 06.10.2010, 19:58



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I plan to do a fresh install of aptosid 64-bit, kde-lite, and it took me quite some time to locate the link to download mirrors.

I hardly do fresh installs, so do not remember how it was in the past.

Can we have 'download' in bold in the menu on left?

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Post subject: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 06.10.2010, 20:29



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Good idea.
I would like like to have "Forum" in bold. Maybe "Manual" and "Wiki" as well.
On second thoughts it might be best to have all entries in bold.

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Post subject: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 07.10.2010, 15:29



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You do not understand the importance of the 'download' button.

Have a nice day.

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Post subject: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 07.10.2010, 16:04



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I agree with dpt, there should be a big graphical download button that a new visitor to the site will see without digging thru the menu. While I think about it... the download menu doesn't need to display the full ftp:// path to every mirror, just list the name and country of the site. Also, the left side menu bar doesn't display properly in IE6 (and that's what my employer forces me to use). This menu displays left justified under the aptosid "d" instead of under the "a".
 
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Post subject: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 07.10.2010, 21:14



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The display of the sidux/aptosid has always been a problem. The site is unusable with IE6 - but I think that shouldn't be a problem, because different browsers are available for USB-Sticks, too so there is no need to install it on a Computer.
By the way, most of the internet users has switched to another browser, because the surf "experience" with IE is really ugly.
Ok, most of the Win-Users still have IE installed, but partly not as their main browser - and there are quite more Operating Systems than Windows.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 09.10.2010, 09:10
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      dpt wrote:
You do not understand the importance of the 'download' button.

Have a nice day.

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We do understand it, and that's why we do not provide one. We want people to read at least a few lines before simply clicking a download button, because that ensures that we can seriously support them later on.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 09.10.2010, 09:24
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      sx9 wrote:
The display of the sidux/aptosid has always been a problem. The site is unusable with IE6 ...
Well, that's just not true, but an unfriendly exaggeration. Of course it's usable, just not looking as well as with modern browsers.

And this is definitely not a problem of this site, but of people/organisations still using an extremely outdated version of a browser, which is even not supported any more by it's own manufacturer. Add, that this browser comes with a bulk load of well known unfixed bugs, already exploited security issues and famous incompatibilites with several common standards (html, xml, css, ...).

So, bottom line: No one is willing to take care any more for those IE6 problems, when coding for the web. As no one is preparing horse paths alongside highways Wink

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 09.10.2010, 15:48



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We do understand it, and that's why we do not provide one. We want people to read at least a few lines before simply clicking a download button, because that ensures that we can seriously support them later on.

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When someone looks for download, he/she looks for download, everything else is blurred.

But you feel that it is logical to torture users with everything else other than what the user wants,and make him wear the latest glasses and scan the tiny fonts.

Makes a lot of sense.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 09.10.2010, 18:18
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      dpt wrote:
...But you feel that it is logical to torture users with everything else other than what the user wants,and make him wear the latest glasses and scan the tiny fonts.

Makes a lot of sense.

Have a nice day.

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We feel that aptosid users should know what they do, and how downloading (and using) an aptosid iso differs from other - probably much more easier to use - downloads. Please get emotions out of that, and try to understand WHY. Thanks in advance!

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Link to download iso  PostPosted: 09.10.2010, 18:53



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No emotions here slam, it really took a long time for me to locate. Maybe I overlooked, but I could not even see a link on the page of the new release.

Just how I feel as a reasonably intelligent user and as a aptosid user for quite sometime, and in the interest of aptosid.

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