|Subject:||Windows download link on gnu.org|
|Date:||Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:10:56 -0600|
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I was just refreshing my Windows copy of PSPP and I was reflecting
on the trouble that Windows users have in downloading and I think
some simple changes to the gnu.org download page could make it a lot
easier on them.|
I always go to the gnu.org page:
And on that page, there's a series of bullets for various operating systems, including Windows but Windows has no clickable link (whereas the others all do have clickable links). Why is this? Shouldn't we link to pspp.awardspace.com? Or at least add an HTML anchor so that you can click and it will scroll down to the awardspace.com link?
Also, the actual link for the windows is a bullet further down the page under "MS Windows" that says "XP and up". Couldn't it say "All recent Windows (XP and up)" or "Windows executable (XP and up)" or something similar? I don't know that current Windows users will know what "XP" and "and up" and "binaries" mean...
I know GNU hates Windows (don't we all) but I hope that doesn't extend to hating Windows users... These simple changes would help non-technical Windows users find the download link a lot easier.
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