[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

>  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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