[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu sophisticated

Mr W. F. Vening nvening at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 12:40:40 GMT 2007

I would just like to add that being a young person I have recommended
that many people use Open Office and Firefox, while still using
Windows. These people have been very pleased with the out comes.
Although some had issues understanding they had to save in .doc format
for MS Office to be able to read it.

A major problem is that when charities organize computer type help
schemes they will probably teach windows because more computers use it
and so it is therefore more useful.

I think we need some sort of leaflet which can be given to people to
maybe explain what open source is in simple terms, as well as
explaining the great advantages.

If we could create a PDF then anyone who wants a leaflet can print it
off for themselves or to give to others, or if they are really keen
can go to a local printers!!

However i have strayed from the point now. I have lots of experience
help my parents who find it a huge problem to change to anything new.
I have to perfectly setup everything to they can just click an icon
and it does what they want.

For example i had to create a bookmark for Internet banking. If i just
made a link to the main site, and not the page with the familiar login
boxes then i just got a blank look.

Its also worth noting that in windows the default Internet browser and
mail client gets simply labeled "Internet" and "Mail" in the first
section of the start menu.

I think an appropriate place to but these on the gnome desktop would
be at the top where the program icons go. For example instead of
having just the unfamiliar Firefox icon the icon could be there but
with Internet boldly written next to in with a very click able looking
button look!!!

Just some ideas


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