[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu sophisticated
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Jan 4 11:31:15 GMT 2007
Robin Menneer wrote:
> Cornwall. You can see some of my interests on www.cornishhedges.com.
> (comments welcome). Yes, I agree about different needs - all one
> needs is a simple menu offering switchable facilities by function
> rather than by name
Email, Word Processing, Internet Browse, (more?)
> Protection should be inbuilt with user status.
I believe this is already there.
> Surely in the 21st century we do not need an install person
You said you got someone else to install for you. Installs are about
as easy as I could imagine now. Insert cd, say yes take over hard
drive, ok, english ok, then have a few cups of tea. Knowing that
nobody in their right mind installs windows themselves (quite
difficult), I think ubuntu does pretty well and will probably get
> late-departed mother in laws should not have to be daunted by install
> problems. I gather one Ubuntu difficulty was with the display which
> turned out to be merely a deficit in programming.
The only display problem I had in many various installs was with a
dell laptop inspiron 1100 - this model was produced with a display and
bios communication problem. It was easier to install linux (ubuntu
etc) than XP even though I was using the original Dell CDs!
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