[ubuntu-uk] What do non-techies like the most about Ubuntu?

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Mon May 21 00:43:19 BST 2007

On 20/05/07, Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am always recommending  it to friends but
> > they always look so alarmed at the thought of change and I 'm not very
> good
> > at telling them why Ubuntu is so much better.- someone give me some
> sales
> > talk quick!!!
> >
> > Caroline (LSP)
> Hi Caroline, Giving someone a good reason to change, when they're
> happy with what they have is always hard !
> I think its important to draw their attention to the negative aspects
> of Windows. and contrasting them against the positive attributes of
> Linux may work. Most people have never used anything other than
> Windows. They assume that all computers are slow, need lots of
> resources and get virus's (or is it viri!). Show them that there is a
> choice... Like the bank advert says "There is another way.."
> For instance:
> Q: Have you ever had a virus?
> Did you know that some virus's/malware can steal your personal
> details, turn your Windows computer into a gateway for pornographic
> emails and get you into trouble? Ubuntu by the way isn't susceptible
> to virus's like Windows is. Using Ubuntu can safeguard you from bad
> people on the internet.
> Q: Does your computer start up slowly? If not, you're guaranteed that
> it will after time..
> Did you know that Windows gets more and more 'bloated' the longer you
> use it? This slows your Windows computer down, making it unresponsive
> and sluggish. Ubuntu is designed differently. It doesn't get fat like
> Windows ;-)
> Q: Does it cost you a lot of money, every time you need a new program
> to do something?
> A standard version of Microsoft Office 2007 could cost you around 300
> quid, Photoshop could cost you more. Did you know that Ubuntu has
> thousands of programs available for free at the click of a button, and
> you can still open all of your old Microsoft Office documents too!
> In fact, this sounds like a reasonably good way to market Ubuntu via
> leaflets etc!
> Chris
> Thanks Chris.  I am saving your reply.  Caroline
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