SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS
andy.hunter at rogers.com
Tue Jan 16 18:03:14 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 16 January 2007 10:52, 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.
When NTFS-3G hits feisty that should be possible OOTB or at least an apt-get
> 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;
I find the Kubuntu Printer wizard very useful, other than some strange bugs,
works fine. I am not sure if Gnome has the same thing.
> 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.
It is proably in the Recomends field of the package. With Feisty, recomends
will be installed by default.
> 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.
Skype is third party (and closed source I think), and hense not supported by
ubuntu. Consider filling a bug with them.
> 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.
Glad you have like what you found.
> Take care all. Happy and healthy 2007!
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