Meadows wrote:Flatland_Spider wrote:You mean the installer should ask. There is plenty of dead time in the installer to advertise this "feature".
No, I don't mean that. Not everybody is lifeless enough to sit through installing an OS, but everybody would encounter the prompt from within the OS itself.
It should be at the start of installation, where it is asking you other installation-related questions. The users are (or at least should be) paying attention at this point, since they're making decisions which affect how the system will operate. If you put it in the desktop itself (I assume you mean have it pop up the first time they use the search feature), I think people are more likely to make an arbitrary choice without bothering to understand the implications, since they may not realize it is a "sticky" setting which will persist across sessions.