[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets

Robin Menneer robinmenneer at gmail.com
Sun May 6 09:15:34 BST 2007

On 5/5/07, norman <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> 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
> out?
> 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).
> Norman
> I agree with you 100% - most of my work is within the span of Open Offfice
> and f-spot & web.  And the domestic user is the one who is freeer to chose
> his/her system.   Ubuntu is reliable, free and friendly for the domestic
> user.  No fears of expensive upgrades/
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