[ubuntu-uk] An Ubuntu version that looks like Windows

James Milligan lake54 at lake54.com
Wed Jun 17 22:38:14 BST 2009

On 17 Jun 2009, at 22:29, David King <linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:

> An Israeli company has put together a version of Linux based on Ubuntu
> and that looks and acts more like Windows, which could be a good way  
> of
> getting Windows users to switch. It can also switch to a Mac-like
> interface with a simple mouse click or two.
> http://www.affordy.com/
> However, if you download it, it is a trial version that runs 16 times
> only, then you have to pay for it.
> But I do like the concept, and the way it can perhaps convert some
> Windows users who do not want to lose their interface but want  
> something
> faster and more reliable, and free from viruses.
> On the downside, currently the link to their online shop only goes to
> the shop site main page, which is all in Hebrew.
> http://shop.affordy.com/pl_product~TITANLEV-ENG~2~0.htm
> <http://shop.affordy.com/pl_product%7ETITANLEV-ENG%7E2%7E0.htm>
> There is a link at the bottom of the page to the English site, which  
> is
> at http://shop.affordy.com/?lang=en and it has the Titan Lev linux
> distro for sale for only $25.
> I am going to try out the trial version in VirtualBox and see what  
> it is
> like. If you have friends who are Windows users, you might want to  
> tell
> them that they can upgrade to a modern Vista-like OS for just $25  
> and be
> free from viruses. The Titan Lev distro as supplied also has support  
> for
> Windows software like MS Office, probably through Wine.
> David King
> -- 
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> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/

Looks interesting. I was round at a friend of a friend fixing their  
windows pc, was going to install Ubuntu but didnb quite understand  
what i was going to do so I left it. Wishing I had now - spent 3 hours  
installing .net frameworks remotely! Took forever...

Depending what happens with the rest of the updates i might well  
suggest this to them.

Thanks for the heads up.

James Milligan

James Milligan
lake54 at lake54.com

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