[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu sophisticated
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Thu Jan 4 10:29:16 GMT 2007
Robin Menneer wrote:
> As a new comer to Ubuntu,
> I find that it is unnecessarily
It would be very useful to know a little more about an example or two
on what you find as over sophisticated.
I set up and ran the age concern berks UKOnline Centre for some years
in Reading, and I would be happy to be aware of your desired approach.
> What I need is an operating system that will run Open
> Office and similar freeware on a simple turn-key basis, and not all
> the facilities that I seem to have on my downloaded version of Ubuntu
> - which I had to get someone else to install. I don't mind
> non-essentials being on the hard drive, but I don't want to be able to
> access it or to suffer if it goes wrong. I started computing with
> Fortran 1 over 30 years ago and had one of the first Commodore Pets,
> and have managed to keep away from Windows, moving from DOS to Susi
> and Tiger
You did well to stay away from windows. I do not know what susi and
tiger are though, sorry.
> Now aged 75 my needs are much more simple and your
> attitude to a suitable cut-down desktop based Obuntu would suit me as
> well as to newcomers.
There are various possibilities. It is easy for the install person to
first install a standard system and then remove a lot of programs,
and some facilities if they know what is required. The problem arises
when people want different things. One person wants to play a video
and another wants to use online chatrooms (my very aged ex mother in
law), another just letters and email etc.
Where in the UK are you located?
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