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

javadayaz javadayaz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 07:36:37 BST 2010


HA Urdu! Hey i can follow the Urdu instructions...although not a great fan
of the font!

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 12:19 AM, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:

> On 19/10/10 21:29, Barry Drake wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-10-19 at 12:47 +0100, pmgazz wrote:
> >> Totally agree, takes a fraction of the time and botheration 95% of the
> >> time.
> >
> > That's my experience exactly!  I've installed various incarnations of
> > Windows and it's been a real pain!  Compared to that, Ubuntu is just
> > Soooo simple.
> >
> > My biggest annoyance with Windows was it's propensity to give you a two
> > minute countdown and then it will re-boot to install the latest goodies.
> > I often left videos rendering overnight .... imagine my anger when that
> > nice Mr. Gates had made my machine re-boot without my intervention!!!
> > He wasted hours of my computer time!!!
>
> Hmmm, I've not had that myself, on XP it would pop up with the annoying
> message asking to reboot every 15 minutes or so but on Vista and Windows
> 7 you get the option to postpone the reboot and make the message go away
> for a few hours.  If you don't click on anything it just sits there.
>
> On the other hand, at work we use XP and install stuff using SMS and
> some things are configured to reboot automatically 5 minutes after
> installing.
>
> >
> > I don't have anything against Windows, but I really find Ubuntu slicker
> > and easier in so many ways ....  even for a non-geek.
>
> I agree, I much prefer Ubuntu now.  10.10 looks lovely, and now I'm
> finally getting used to the window controls moving (so much in fact it
> seems like they're in the wrong place on Windows now!).
>
> Oh and Ubuntu has earnt some more brownie points this evening.  It turns
> out my server (P4 3Ghz with 2 x IDE and 2 x SATA hard drives in it)
> died.  Not sure whats wrong with it, possibly duff PSU.  I needed to get
> it up and running quickly so I dropped the hard drives in an Athlon X2
> PC booted them up and after a long drawn out fsck (due to fsck not being
> run for ages) the server came up fine.
>
> I've not had it that easy with Windows.
>
> Rob
>
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Javad
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