[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu/Linux is still not an OS for the masses - discuss

Tim Dobson lists at tdobson.net
Wed Oct 13 13:14:29 BST 2010

On 13/10/10 10:48, Alan Pope wrote:
> The fact is though that right now there are few manufacturers making
> machines with Ubuntu pre-installed, so people do have to do the
> install. However I believe you should be comparing "Oranges and
> Oranges". If my mum bought a blank computer and wanted windows, she
> wouldn't install it herself, she'd ask a computer expert (me) to do it
> for her. Same goes for Ubuntu.

I remember back in the old days I had nightmares trying to reinstall
Windows on my laptop - I ended up keeping a folder of the relevant setup
files to hand so I could get various bits of it working.

The only thing I've had to do like that is mess with Samsung printer

As my personal motto is
"I hate printers big small, black and white, big and small. They are
hateful and horrible."
I don't generally go near them. :P

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