Regarding Get Fedora page

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Tue Jun 1 01:19:25 UTC 2010


On 06/01/2010 08:49 AM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 08:47 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
>   
>> On 06/01/2010 08:42 AM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>>     
>>> On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 08:22 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> It gets me to wondering how a completely new user would be greeted if
>>>> they were to see the original "new" Get Fedora web page and were to ask
>>>> "Where are the torrents?".  Would they be told..."You must Goggle to
>>>> find the torrents.", "You should have been active in the design of the
>>>> Get Fedora page."
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>> Would a completely new user ask "where are the torrents?"
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>> Let me rephrase....
>>
>> "A completely new user to Fedora...". 
>>
>> Being a new user to Fedora doesn't imply that this new user is unaware
>> of torrents.
>>     
> The question still stands. If only 19% of current Fedora users (a highly
> technical bunch) make use of torrents, my guess is the majority of
> new-to-Fedora users would also not.
>
>
>   
I don't buy into your survey..and the fact that you have concluded that
only 19% of current users make use of torrents.  It is true that 19% of
the people that knew about your survey, and that chose to respond, use
torrents.  Nothing other than that can be inferred.  

Are you saying that 19% is an insignificant portion of the community? 
What percentage must it be to garner consideration?  What is the
threshold?   What is the margin of error in the survey?

While this is purely anecdotal.....  My dad is 84 years old.  He had
been a long time MS-Windows user.  I got tired of trying to fix his
Windows problems via long distance.  Last year we talked about it and he
agree to move to Linux.  One of the first questions he asked me was "can
I download it with bittorrent?".  That is probably due to his addiction
to "The Pirate Bay".  The point is, torrents are not only for the highly
technical. 

But, isn't it time to let this go?  The Get Fedora page has now been
modified.  One can now find the torrents from that page.  It may be a
bit more obscured than I would have it...but it is there. 


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