[ubuntu-uk] Research Required

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Tue Dec 28 19:51:21 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-12-28 at 19:45 +0000, Nigel Verity wrote: a Mac but never
Linux. I decided to create a system that would be as familiar to her as
> I installed Ubuntu 10.4 LTS. I removed the bottom task bar completely
> so as not to complicate matters with the concept of workspaces. I
> moved the top task bar to the bottom of the screen, then added the
> task list applet so that open applications would each be represented
> by a familiar button. I removed the Firefox and Help icons to complete
> the Windows look-and-feel as far as possible.
> I created desktop icons for the following basic applications:
> OpenOffice Writer
> OpenOffice Calc
> OpenOffice Impress
> Rhythmbox
> Totem
> Brasero
> Firefox
> Calculator
> GNU Paint (after installation)
> GIMP (after installation)
> Because these application names would not be familiar to the average
> Windows user I renamed the icons by their function e.g Word Processor,
> Spreadsheet, Music Player, CD/DVD Burner, etc.
> The only time I needed to use the command line was to run a Bash
> script to download and install the libdvdcss objects, to enable the
> playing of commercial encrypted DVDs; this after having installed the
> Ubuntu Restricted Extras from the software centre. Fortunately my
> friend is not a games player, so there is not really any functional
> loss through this unexpected migration to Ubuntu.
> The reaction so far has been very favourable. She will never be a geek
> or a nerd but I do think we may have gained a convert.
> Regards
> Nige

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