Here's a classic example of a misguided dialog box. It's too much information in a square box presented in a series of convoluted noun-phrases.
Granted, it's a "More details" dialog, so you have to cut it some slack for giving more details. However, instead of giving useful details, this dialog just spits out a bunch of stuff in a huge block of text that pretty much stupidly covers four probable scenarios without giving any meaningful insight.
I suggest, instead, the "details" option offer just that: more details. What this dialog offers isn't more details, it's more words.
I came across it using a Hardy Heron live cd checking on a what I believe is a hard-disk failure that took an otherwise serviceable WinXP laptop down. I wrote this post using the same liveCD. Nice work, Ubuntu guys. The Heron is a great little linux. Even on a borked Lappy.
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