SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS
tonyyarusso at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 16 17:34:56 UTC 2007
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Maurice Murphy wrote:
> I must admit that I am a Debian Linux addict. I have spent much
> time with Xandros Professional as a lay beta tester. Unfortunately,
> Xandros was not too happy on my HP Media box, so I returned to
> Ubuntu for a second look.
> I'm impressed! I now use Ubuntu as my primary operating system. I
> only revert to XP to tweak some Visual Basic apps. that I built as a
> volunteer for a couple of charitable organizations.
> Again, I really like Ubuntu, but I do have some suggestions for
> 1. Read/Write ability for ntsf disks/partitions without tweaking
> would be great.
> 2. More detailed help needed for the installation of network
> printers. It took me some time to get everything working. The
> Xandros Printer Wizard is something worth looking at;
> 3. Could not Gimp Help be loaded automatically with the Gimp? I
> want to use the Gimp, but this would be made a lot easier if the
> Help file was readily available.
> 4. An ability to import Thunderbird addresses and messages from the
> XP version would be really nice to have. I'm not a great fan of
> Evolution. I prefer Thunderbird with the Lightning extension for
> calendars, etc.
> 5. Small bug: if you don't shut down Skype manually before a
> restart, you end up with a Skype crash, which also negates any
> selected Screensaver.
> I'm still looking for a Ubuntu friendly replacement for Visual Basic
> that does not involve a massive language learning effort. I will be
> 82 this year!
> Once again, I'm very happy, very happy, very happy with Ubuntu!
> Besides, I really like the philosophy that drives its development.
> Take care all. Happy and healthy 2007!
While there isn't a spiffy tool for doing so, you can import
Thunderbird data by copying over to the new folder. Actually, my dad
now shares a Thunderbird profile folder between Ubuntu and Windows XP
via the fs-driver.org ext3 driver for Windows.
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