[ubuntu-uk] What do non-techies like the most about Ubuntu?
robinmenneer at gmail.com
Thu May 17 10:20:26 BST 2007
On 5/17/07, christopher chatfield <me at chrischatfield.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 10:35 +0100, Robin Menneer wrote:
> > On 5/15/07, Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I thought it'd be interesting to find out what it is that
> > impresses
> > new non-techie users the most about Ubuntu.
> > For people who are 'into' IT it may be engineering,
> > adaptability or
> > the politics of FOSS. For the large majority though it's
> > likely to be
> > something quite different.
> > I hope that this information will help us sell Ubuntu more
> > effectively
> > and help focus in on some themes that can be included in
> > future
> > marketing campaigns (like the leaflet suggestion for
> > instance).
> > Here's my example.
> > Like many IT folks, I'm the unpaid tech support to an array of
> > family
> > and friends. Anyone who comes to me wanting a basic desktop
> > (ie - who
> > doesn't want to play computer games) gets Ubuntu.
> > What has surprised me is that the most commented on feature of
> > Ubuntu
> > from the perspective of the non-technical user is the
> > add/remove
> > programs menu option. People seem to be very impressed that
> > they can
> > simply click a button and quality software appears for free,
> > ready to
> > use on their computer.
> > Surely more can be made of this to punt the feature to new
> > potential users....
> > Any other examples ?
> > Chris
> > Like your people I was and am deeply impressed with the Add/Remove
> > facility (it keeps me away from the dreaded terminal) but it lacks
> > depth. Alter looking through the list of software and finding two or
> > three that attracted me, I couldn't easily find a definitive list of
> > thickie application programs on the web. they are scattered all over
> > the place and I had to use this list to find what I wanted. I had
> > expected some sort of link(s) attached somewhere in the add.remove
> > sector which took me to a long list of free applications which did
> > something for me outside of just getting the computer to work, A
> > keyword search facility should be atttached.
> > I use Ububtu because it is reliable, free and friendly Robin.
> BTW you could use synaptic, perhaps that's whats needed,
> an even more graphical synaptic with a tree structure for
> displaying related packages eg: Networking>Mail>Clients>Kmail.
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> Why should I have to use synaptic when the Add/Remove faciity aready
> exists. This is what I mean about things getting complicated. Robin
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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