[ubuntu-uk] Another happy Ubuntu user :-)

Philip Newborough mail at philipnewborough.co.uk
Sat Nov 10 21:04:31 GMT 2007

On Nov 10, 2007 8:39 PM, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Just got back from helping out a work colleague's Mum with her fresh
> install of Ubuntu.  I can't remember if I mentioned but he asked me a
> couple of weeks ago if I could 're-install' Windows XP on her PC.
> Basically her PC was his old one which had a dodgy copy of XP & Office
> on it.  It was coming up with messages saying it wasn't a valid copy.  I
> said I'd happily install XP if he wanted to fork out £60 for a licence.
>   I also mentioned Ubuntu as an alternative as all his Mum does is write
> letters and read her e-mails.
> Anyway, he decided to let me install Ubuntu.  I backed up the old data,
> installed Ubuntu and copied the data back over.  I put icons for Open
> Office and Firefox on the desktop (I named the icons Word Processor,
> Spreadsheet, Internet etc) and made sure that OpenOffice was pointing in
> the right location for her data.
> This evening I went over to her house to set the printer up (HP Deskjet
> 720) and show her how to do a Mail Merge (for labels) in OOo.  When I'd
> finished I asked how she was getting on with Ubuntu compared to what she
> had before.  She actually said she thought it was easy to use and she
> was getting on okay.  This was promising news as she was wasn't a really
> experienced user, all she wanted to do was write letters and browse the
> internet/check her e-mail.
> So, there we have another happy Linux user.  Her PC does everything she
> wants it to and she didn't have to fork out for a Windows XP licence or
> MS Office.
> I'm hoping that she'll now tell her friends about Linux and how it just
> works.  I didn't get much time to explain about the benefits of Linux
> (secure by default, not as much worry about Spyware/Viruses), but I'll
> probably send her a follow up e-mail in a week or two to make sure she's
> still getting on okay.
> Rob

Good job Rob.


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