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12-17-2009, 07:17 PM
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12-18-2009, 06:01 PM
I partially agree with the first statement and do not agree with the second.
My thoughts are that you should only be doing these things if you really know what you are doing. Thus, you should be able to differentiate between the target USB volume you want to patch with NBM and the system volume. I guess it would not hurt to make it more "idiot proof" and not allow patching of the system volume. Also, any guide you follow will specifically tell you to select your correct volume.
The second item I do not agree with at all. As outphase mentioned, NetbookBootMaker is an adequate name and the application belongs to a family of application (the NetbookInstaller "suite"). Making the name longer would make it more confusing. And explain to be how NetbookBootMaker is not descriptive enough (while still being short). Saying NetbookInstaller and NetbookBootMaker is natural now.
Just my $0.02
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Join Date: Sep 2009
12-19-2009, 01:09 AM
I think what you really mean to say is disabling the host computers HD (the MAC) as an option in the drop down menu. Let me expand a little bit on this. Lets say when you format the mini HD and name the partition "Macintosh HD"...there would be no way to tell which HD is the mini and which HD belongs to the MAC. If you accidentally chose your MAC HD...then yes that = trouble. This is why I always name the HD for the mini "Mini HD".
Is that about right?
After thinking about it some more, I'm not sure you could disable host HD as an option in the drop down menu in this instance. Maybe the warning is the way to go. Something like, make sure your installing NBM to the correct drive or something.
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Join Date: Oct 2009
12-19-2009, 03:36 PM
Just an underscore between terms would make all the visual difference in the world!
After you are properly familiarized with it, there is no possible confusion. But by that time, you've managed to install anyways... The thing is, the term put together look graphically very simillar.
Boot book bookbootboootbook bootloader installer ... thats basically it. And the brain has a little more trouble here with quadruple "o"'s , plus due to them having "net" to start and "er" as ending, it has to try to decode the middle and then bookboot gets in the way. Its all saved by a single _
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12-21-2009, 02:08 PM
I prefer to see underscores and CamelCase as two differently strong ways to separate semantic chunks. In this view,
Netbook_BootMaker and Netbook_Installer have some charm in that the stronger division by underscore separates the function chunk, which is again subdivided with the weaker camelcase for BootMaker.
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