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

James Milligan lake54 at lake54.com
Wed Jun 17 23:21:04 BST 2009


On 17 Jun 2009, at 23:17, Alan Bell  
<alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com> wrote:

> the only remaining question is who will sue them first? Microsoft for
> multiple trademark issues, Canonical for the horrible bastardisation  
> of
> the Ubuntu logo or the FSF for failing to release source code and
> wrapping it up behind a 16 boot crippleware wrapper.
> My bet is on Microsoft to take action first.
>
> Alan.
>
> David King 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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Yeah I'd go with that too. Although I'm not a betting man (kid)

James

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