On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:23:17 -0400, you wrote:
Heres a thought that I hadn't considered before though, and it
might be useful.
Apple at one point (and still may), shiped iphones without the itunes (or some
common) app on it,
and they did so intentionally, because they knew it was an app that people
wanted, and it forced them into a sort of 'training mission' in which they had
to use the app store on their phone to find and install the itunes app. It gave
end users, after their initial disgruntledness, the skills to install new apps
on their phone, and explore how some of the system worked.
I can't comment if that was ever true, but it certainly hasn't been
the case for a very long time - it wasn't an issue on the first iPad.
Would that be a possibility here? I've upgraded my fedora
workstation so many
times, I'm not sure what our firstboot screens look like anymore, but would it
be worthwhile to present users with some text, or a guide wizard, to point out
files like their ~/.bashrc file with some commented text that shows clearly what
some useful environment variables are, and how they might set them to customize
their experience? Its not very 'just press the button to do something you may
or may not understand', but it targets new users as part of firstboot, and
introduces them in a somewhat friendly way to how things look under the covers,
so they can make adjustments as their needs dictate.
At which point they realize choosing Fedora was a mistake, and they go
to Ubuntu like all their friends suggested in the first place.