Go to 1.20 of the first video to see his picture...
... and an essential Linux component has to be built from source.
They're expecting developers (the target audience) to *gasp* build something from source!!!
Knowledge of web development tools doesn't imply knowledge of native application development tools, nor vice versa.
For most Windows users with knowledge of web development tools I'd generally agree but I'd have thought most Linux users (with knowledge of web development tools) would be fine doing a quick configure/make/make install.
"Crowdsourcing the information related to these images is a fabulous approach to public engagement and one which other institutions - scientific or not - would be wise to follow.
"It engages public interest and imagination in a way that is interesting and exciting. It will also be a great exercise in demonstrating the power of crowdsourcing, possibly to an audience that has not experienced it before," she said.
If I install a Linux distro that came out, let's say, 5 months ago I'd expect that to take about 30 mins on a slow ADSL connection.
If I install a version of Windows that's 5 months old I'd expect it to take most of the day if not some of the next day!
Having said that I'd never install a version of Windows that's 5 months old, instead I would install a version of Win7 with the latest service pack streamlined in and it would STILL TAKE A WHOLE FU**ING DAY.