[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets

norman norman at littletank.org
Sat May 5 21:36:48 BST 2007

To keep the discussion alive, here is an example of why I should use
windows and not Ubuntu (not that I will). My grandson, a windows user,
bought a Freecom Digital TV DVB-T USB Stick Freeview receiver, plugged
it in and off he went, no problem. Now, what will I have to do if I want
to use one of these devices? He, no doubt, used some software that came
with the device, which I don't expect will work with Ubuntu. I shall be
surprised if there is an application to do the job built into Ubuntu, so
I am prevented from being able to use the device, or am I? How can I
find out or, more to the point, why should I go to the bother of finding

You see, ordinary, domestic, desktop users like me are not interested in
servers or programming or using terminals but just in tasks like a bit
of word processing, emails, using the internet, handling digital photos
and videos a bit of printing, both colour and mono and, perhaps, playing
games. There may be other things, which I have missed, but not many.
Wouldn't it be great if there were an edition of Ubuntu which catered
for these few items as simply as windows appears to do.

OK folks, get the knives out and shoot me down in flames. (I know, I
have mixed my metaphors).


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