[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu sophisticated
leon.barker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 13:44:44 GMT 2007
I think if people want a typewriter then they should buy a typewriter.
On 05/01/07, Robin Menneer <robinmenneer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can these people load ubuntu alongside windows, and leave a message in
> windows suggesting looking at ubuntu - better than a bit of paper perhaps.
> But ubuntu needs to be installed with openoffice &c with an easy and simple
> user interface. new users do not want everthing thrown at them at the
> On 1/5/07, Mr W. F. Vening <nvening at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > Neil
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