[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Oct 27 16:39:00 GMT 2009
Paul Roach wrote:
>> The moral I take from this is - the more Ubuntu is used, anywhere, the
>> closer we get to the tipping point.
>> I have introduced three friends in recent months to Linux Emporium,
>> because they wanted an Ubuntu only Laptop from a retail friendly
>> source. Three purchases. LE is giving an impressive service, I can
>> recommend them.
> I'd second that Alan - I found a desktop via the LE for a friend, and the
> service was first class and the product was excellent - very good for people
> who want to use an alternative OS, but don't want the usual argument with
> suppliers about refunding OS fees and invalidating warranty due to changing
> the OS...
> I've personally found that the less pre-requisite Windows experience people
> have had, the easier they adapt to Linux - people who have to forget the
> previous knowledge to learn anew have a harder time than those who are just
> learning something... this has been true for friends and elderly relatives
Yes. The most recent purchase from LE - an elderly lady who has been
aware of Ubuntu for at least a year, but has not really run it at all,
intends to continue using windows and even OE for a short time while
she gets a bit more used to Ubuntu.
I had to do some encouraging and persuading to get her to phone me
with the initial few questions - One Q was how do I turn the laptop
volume up more, it is too low? LE could have answered this I am sure
no problem, but contact with them is better left for more significant
matters if possible - the Volume Control window (mixer) with its
several sliders is not obvious to a long time Windows user. Another Q
was how to install AVG (!) and Flash? - easy to explain all taken
care of and why.
Incidentally, this friend has poor eyesight, and LE also installed
vinux (formerly named vibuntu) as dual boot, free of charge.
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