[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu sophisticated

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Jan 4 11:31:15 GMT 2007

Robin Menneer wrote:
> Alan
> 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 
better too.

>  Aged
> 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!
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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