The Sock Diary

Musings of a part-time Sweaty Sock.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Installing OSes

What I really want on all the OS installs, Windows, Linux, Mac, etc, is not "Time to complete" but "Time to next interaction". Or both. Time to next interaction is useful because it tells me if I have enough time to go for a smoke, or build a small log cabin, or something. Time to completion is useless as you're guaranteed to walk away at 17 mins and 30 secs, come back ten mins later and see a dialog up asking for your inside leg measurement and your great-grandmother's maiden name, with "Time to Completion" stuck on 17mins 25 secs. (Moved from previous post, to post in it's own right.)


  • At 6:13 pm, Blogger mekats said…

    Excellent point. Will log a 'feature request' in various distros.


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