[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu sophisticated

Robin Menneer robinmenneer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 12:29:28 GMT 2007

Yes - cash book, address book &c.  I didn't have a cd and had never
made one, nor had the facilities.  I didn't need a cd for suse but I
do not know what Novell have done with it since they took it over.
You fall into the trap of comparing installing ubuntu with windows
instead of the real world whch does exist outside windows.  Yes it
should get better if it's going to be much more widely used.  I want a
package that I can click on on the web, chose the thicky (beginner's)
version and go away and leave it for half an hour, returning to find
the opening page offering help.  Other more expert versions I would
possibly like to delve into later but would be happy ot go again to
the web so as to get the latest version.

On 1/4/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> 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!
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