[ubuntu-uk] Research required ...

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Tue Dec 28 14:02:34 GMT 2010


On Tue, 2010-12-28 at 13:14 +0000, Patrick Bulteel wrote:

> I'm going to try to convert one of two computer that my parents have
> to Ubuntu over new years. 

That's wonderful.  I'm sure they will be fairly typical of Windows users
from what you say, so we'll be delighted to have your record of their
experience.

>  I think that what I'm going to do is to let them do the work while I
> watch over their shoulders and make notes. I'll gladly share these. As
> a side note, my parents are in their 60s and my father is the computer
> literate one - to some extent.

I've been doing just that for a while.  And at 60 they are young!  My
sister is 60 and has no problem.  She had a LOT of problems with Windows
over time.  As for me, I'm 68 and a bit too old to do coding at any
speed.  I used to write some pretty fair C code, but never really made
the grade in C++ ...  but then I've always been a bit of a geek.

But I think my age is helping me to get into the non-geek mindset for
this exercise!

I really look forward to sharing your parents' experiences.

Regards,		Barry Drake

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