The other thing: back in ____ (I don't know when) partitions used to be in colors, one day, after an update all was grey, some protested but they wasn't heard. To this day I think all of them (the writer included) had/have a point.
I seem to recall that this is theme dependent ...
To sum it all up, we could just agree that there are things that may confound somebody somewhere
Most certainly, installing a distro is something that both terrifies and confounds a lot of people.
I don't expect it to do so to someone who claims familiarity with the process.
There is a point here in that while there may be a lot of partitions on disk, we have selected only a few for /, /home, swap etc. And out of these some have selected checkbox eg. /. Now, does selected mean those with checkboxes or all 3? This was confusing for me too in the beginning.
As the writer shows
a) A pic of the window where partitions are SELECTED for formatting
- one in his case
immediately followed by
b) a pic telling the user that the selected partition/s will be formatted and the data wiped
I see no ambiguity there.
The one is immediately followed by the other.
For the 'hesitant' it would be useful to have a 'Back' button on this page, so that the choices could be checked and/or changed again before proceeding.
Also at one point of installation in the beginning, the installer shows a screen with only "Resizing.
Yes this should be changed as it does not describe anything useful to the user, and only lends to confusion.
..... but the writer did not raise this point.
Probably the most disappointing aspect of the piece was that having identified what the writer thought were problems, there was no attempt to suggest a better way of doing things.
Trying to cover things up will do no one any good.
I don't believe there is any attempt to 'cover things up'.
In fact the majority of the 'complaints' from the writer were not accurate.
If something needs to be changed then accurate reasons need to be given so that the reader can make an assessment. Some indication from the writers point of view to what might fix their problem would also be expected.
IMO, the article/blog/whatever was neither accurate nor helpful with suggestions.
We all know everything is not perfect.
If you feel strongly enough about it, then make suggestions to how some parts might be fixed.
The writer didn't