Written by verb3k the 29 Feb 08 at 15:58.
New users of ubuntu often feel isolated and uncomfortable with ubuntu because they don't know their way around it. Such tasks as software installation and other areas are in dire need of brief introduction.
This should work as follows:
1-Boot the LiveCD
2-You are asked: "Choose your level:
3-If you choose "Advanced" you will proceed as usual.
4-If you choose "Beginner" a wizard opens and shows some valuable information like how software is installed in ubuntu and the like.
This could be a great idea. A complete n00b won't even know that you can't run EXE files on Linux.. they won't know anything about "repositories" or that a lot of applications can be installed through Synaptic.
They also don't know about restricted codecs, they just want to play music.
Ubuntu is a great mainstream distribution and very user friendly, but there is no guidance once the user has given the first step and there should be a little of a "Getting Started" wizard with a few tips about the main concepts which are different in Linux/Ubuntu.
And no, "google it" is not always the answer, as some new users don't know that they can google stuff (yes, it's true, I've seen 'em).