Anthony Yarusso tonyyarusso at
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
> improvement:
> 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 ext3 driver for Windows.
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