5 years ago
good idea and helpful to push our market share where it should be ;-)
1- you had a discussion here https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2106
2- for the users who start without any helper beside them, yeah i claim that it has a major effect.
3- there is scientific facts about psychology that you are overlooking.
i never use this funny phrase: "Mint is great if it weren't for the ugly visuals" i am a FSF member and windows(and photoshop and office and 3dsmax and....) is free(as in cost) in my country, i invite people to use linux because of more important reasons.
there is some books about design by Donald A Norman (emotional design , The DESIGN of EVERYDAY THINGS) and many other books about this. the first one is great.
hammer459 : please take a look at these (the "AFFECT AND DESIGN" part)(http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/emotion_design_at.html)
Agree and promoting.
You claim that it makes people have all kinds of effects. I have also introduced several people to Mint. Half keep the background as is. I know exactly ONE who uses Windows as is. So I guess it's a matter of opinion and maybe also a matter of how you present things.
Think of the difference:
"Mint is great if it weren't for the ugly visuals" vs. "Mint is great, you can change what's on and how it looks just the way you want"
My guess your presentation is more like the first....
this is not a personal opinion! comeon! are you from 1824? we all know the effect of design on users. you think microsoft or any smart phone company choose a random background as default? if you want mint to be the first OS you need to pay attention to details! you think everyone can understand coding?
i invited people to use linux-mint for a while but you cant imagine the effect of this ugly startup background on them.
hammer 459 and remoulder- i guess you are experts but remember that linux mint is for all users. and if you want mint to be the #1 Os then you should learn to think like them. have you ever talked with a new user?
This is not an idea, please use the forums for personal opinions
And I think the exact opposite. It is a nice, unassuming theme that will work okay for many.
i know but : this is the first impression on a new user!
This kind of post comes with annoying frequency. Only a few days ago.
This is a matter of personal opinion, and there are almost as many of them as there are users. There are dozens, if not hundreds of themes available. Pick one that suits you.