Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Aug 2006 05:13 UTC, submitted by Carlos
Linux The Ark Linux team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ark Linux 2006.1 and Ark Linux Live 2006.1. This release adds KDE 3.5.4, X.Org 7.1.1, amaroK 1.4.1, and the new tool "rpmhandler", which makes installing third party packages easier.
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Celerate
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2005-06-29

"OK, but if your aim is to create a distro for newbies, you don't put as *first* option in the installer to wipe your hard drive! That is a matter of plain common sense."

So is reading what your screen says before clicking the first button in front of you, especially when the choices are more than yes/no or ok/cancel. If you lost your files this way then I'm sorry for you, but if you had only read what the buttons said before clicking it wouldn't have happened. Anyone who clicks the first button they see without reading it has no one but themselves to blame.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

"If you lost your files this way then I'm sorry for you, but if you had only read what the buttons said before clicking it wouldn't have happened."

It didn't happen to me, of course, but first the mailing list and then the forum were full with people saying: "I really hate you, I lost all my data"

I understand those people: most have never heard of partitions. Many, many years ago, when I saw a partitioned drive in Windows for the first time, I believed it had 2 physical drives.
What is worse, the installer didn't even have a warning, like: "are you sure? You are going to destroy all your data!"
Or do you believe that many people (newbies) would try Ark on a blank HD? That is normally done only by professional reviewers.
Another problem with the installer was that, with some hardware, it would mess the MBR and make every OS unbootable. Advanced users know how to fix that, but not the newbies Ark linux was meant for.

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