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Ubuntu 9.10 Installer Screenshots

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala now includes an installer slideshow. I’ve always liked the idea of rotating slides of information about the OS while it’s installing to give the users something to do. No matter what you put on the slides this is going to be more entertaining for users than staring at the progress bar. While installing Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5 you may have noticed a similar feature has been added to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. After entering information into the installer and clicking the Install button, users will see a slideshow of highlights, tips, and featured applications one after another. The one thing that sets that Ubuntu installer slideshow apart from others I’ve seen is it only plays through once. I found this to be a nice touch and I also anticipate many more slides by the final release.

Here’s a look at some of the slides I captured while installing Ubuntu 9.10.

What do you think? Is The Ubuntu installer slideshow useful for new users so they know what to expect or just a waste of time and space?

  1. September 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    And finally ubuntu now adds on to its user friendliness with a pretty awesome installer, that reminds me much of the easy ‘Windoze’ install i should say. So, now Ubuntu has a graphical installer like Open-SUSE…
    Kudos to Ubuntu team & Canonial….
    Great work…
    And thanks for the screenshots buddy….
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  2. September 16, 2009 at 2:50 am

    The mention of “Add/Remove” is by far the most useful slide,
    since program installation is the most puzzling aspect for new Linux users.

  3. September 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Maybe it is just me, but the installer in Ubuntu is not their greatest concern. It looks a little Windows-like with the slideshow which I think most people will ignore. Surely I am not the only person who surfs while Ubuntu is installing.

  4. September 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    The slide show does what it’s meant to do. It looks like every other slide show I’ve seen. But then again what were people expecting? It’s simple to the point and does what it says on the tin. Good job.

  5. September 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I just want to see the Ubuntu promise in there somewhere.

  6. September 19, 2009 at 1:35 am

    That is a really good idea Flimm. The Ubuntu promise should be on a slide!

  7. September 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Hmm this is great post.

  8. KenP
    September 29, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I posted earlier but seems my post was probably removed 🙂 Anyway, here goes again:

    Kubuntu 9.10 installer is far more good looking than the above. If this eventually gets Kubuntu to be the main “Ubuntu” than the GNOME one, I for one, would be extremely happy.

    GNOME+Ubuntu is too mac’ish and hence not too appealing to Windows users that want to move to Linux.

  9. October 7, 2009 at 3:17 am


    It’s a very nice screenshots. Hope this will helps to most beginner who are going to start directly with Ubuntu 9.10 🙂

    +1 to your post. Thanks for sharing it.


  10. October 20, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    There should be an option to enable this feature.
    After all, if it’s the 3th time you install an app, you don’t want to be bothered with this info.
    But for first time installations & new people, this is a nice idea.

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