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New In Karmic: Installation Changes

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Our series on what new software users can expect to find in Karmic Koala come October continues. Today we take a sneak peak at the shiny new additions to Ubuntu’s installer ‘Ubiquity’.

Canonical have been hard at work redesigning the Ubuntu installer ‘Ubiquity’ into something more user-friendly in time for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.

Ubiquity now has a "Quit" button during all the installation steps, so you can quit the installer at any time. Great if you feel you’ve made a mistake during set-up. A “Continue Testing” also button appears on the ‘Installation Finished’ window.

The time zone selection screen has been changed and now shows just the region/zone only, and not the city.

New Users Need Help

The biggest change to ‘ubiquity’ is the addition of an Ubuntu-focused ‘slideshow’ that plays helpful information on using Ubuntu during set up. This ‘information’ will certainly help orient new users into the way things are done in the Ubuntu Operating System.

So many times people used to Windows have been amazed that ‘Add/Remove’ actually allows you to ADD programmes! The ‘Add/Remove’ in Windows is solely used by the vast majority for removing applications.

You can take a glimpse at what will be greeting you during your next Ubuntu set-up in the video below.



Although this blog is Gnome-Ubuntu focused, i can’t help but show of thee bling of Kubuntu’s revamped installer, too.