Hi, my name is Giuliana Bouzon, and I'm a Software Engineering student at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to starting university, I completed a Diploma of College Studies in Computer Science at Vanier College. The FLOSS club at Vanier was the gateway for my passion for Debian and FLOSS. Now, I aim to learn as much as I can about contributing to open source software so I can establish a greater connection with the concept, as well as the community.
My talk explains the process and the results from a usability test of the Debian installer. The goal of this test was to find out how usable the installer is for a variety of users with different levels of experience. In the report, we compared the installation process with other popular distributions (Tails, Ubuntu, and Fedora) and with the Calamares Installer from a Bookworm live image. We aimed to use the results of the study to establish in what ways the Debian installer as well as related Debian documentation could be improved to give users a better experience.
This talk covers the different sections of installing Debian, such as, downloading the ISO, the steps to verify it, flashing a USB key, and the actual process of installation that follows. It also uncovers the different challenges encountered by users.