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

Thomas Ibbotson thomas.ibbotson at oriel.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 21 09:08:51 BST 2007

> 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

It's viruses, we don't speak Latin in this country, we speak English,
and to pluralise in English you add 's' or 'es'. Sorry to go off topic

I use Ubuntu because I'm a student and can't afford windows, but also
I like to program and I like to fiddle with and tweak my computer. I'm
not a techie, but I do like to program and have had a couple of
programming summer jobs. There's no barrier in linux for tweaking, you
can do whatever you like, sometimes with disastrous consequences.
Ubuntu is so easy to reinstall though it doesn't worry me about
breaking it, but most of the time I can fix it without having to go
that far. I couldn't do the same with windows, my last computer didn't
even come with a windows CD, and anyway it's much more difficult to
mess about with windows.

I like the regular release system, I started on Dapper with a dual
boot system, and was excited when Edgy came out, and even more so when
Feisty came out, as it then became my sole operating system (that
choice was motivated by finance, I built a new computer and wasn't
prepared to pay for windows).

The only thing I miss is playing my old games, but I've got a nintendo
Wii console now, and I don't have much time to play games with doing a
PhD and seeing my girlfriend.


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