[arch-dev-public] Get Arch Link

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 15:16:03 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Jeff Mickey <jeff at archlinux.org> wrote:
> So in amazing zealot form, I've been telling my co-workers to download
> arch and install it!
> There has been one unfortunate reaction, with several of the people I
> told to download it.  They never can find the "Get Arch" link in the
> upper right hand corner.  It sounds stupid, but every one of them said
> they scanned for the "download link", didn't see it, and in one case
> just downloaded ubuntu.  A lot of them also didn't seem to even look
> at the top row of links, they only looked down the right hand column
> of links.  I think a lot of them were just looking for the word
> download.
> Maybe in the top "Welcome to Arch Linux!" blurb, we could put a link
> with the word _download_ in it?  Or anywhere on the page?  Just as
> long as the word download is there.  It's ubiquitous across almost all
> sites with stuff to download.. except Arch.

Agreed. I've run into this personally once ("Ok, where is that damned
lin...oh there it is!"). Thayer? Any usability opinions here?

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