Simplify our installation pages
Merge "router", "overview", and "download" pages into the installation steps
We created the “router” (https://tails.boum.org/contribute/design/installation_assistant#index3h1) for the following reasons:
- We wanted to put forward that installing from another Tails was always much easier.
- Mac users had complicated options to choose from.
Now that we distribute USB images, the only major difference between installing from scratch from Windows and macOS and cloning Tails is the time to download the USB image. If people can clone because they already have a friend that has Tails they could also probably get a download from them, verify it and install from Windows or macOS anyway.
Note that the cloning scenarios are different on PC and Mac:
We created separate “overview“ page (https://tails.boum.org/contribute/design/installation_assistant#index3h2) because we wanted people to pause before jumping in and:
- Get a broad overview of the installation process
- Check the requirements
At the time, these varied a lot between different installation scenarios. For example, Windows and Mac required 2 USB sticks and was a lot longer than Debian.
Nowadays, all overviews for installation are the same and pretty straightforward.
Similarly, we created separate “download“ pages when in 2017 (#14627 (closed)) because verifying downloads with the extension was cumbersome. We added friction to get people pause and hopefully verify their download better. Now that we moved the verification on the page and simplified this page a lot (#16128 (closed)), I don't think that we need this complexity anymore. The download could be the first step of each installation scenario.
- Move download and verification to an inline that can be added directly to release notes
Moving to doc
Another objective might end up being to move all the installation scenario as pages under /doc. Like we started treating /doc/upgrade as the canonical resource about upgrades in #10885 (closed).