@elementary thank you for focusing on the actual OS again. I'm extremely excited by the eOS project but was dismayed to discover how appalingly broken and half-baked the OS installation process was (esp. the very dangerous drive partition / formatting part, which was handed off to the user-despising GParted). The onboarding / installation process is absolutely vital to get right and make safe for non-techie users; this should preclude custom apps like Code, the browser etc.
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