[ubuntu-uk] Introducing Ubuntu & Unity to new people

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Mar 12 08:33:42 UTC 2012

On 11/03/12 21:42, Barry Drake wrote:
> On 11/03/12 12:44, Alan Pope wrote:
>> Assume you only have a short while to demo Ubuntu to them - maybe 5 to
>> 10 minutes - you don't want to spend all day boring them and you don't
>> want to eat up your/their family/work time.
> Among the other things suggested, I'd open a couple of apps in different 
> workspaces just to show off the Workspace Switcher.

I think it is easy for the workspace switcher to be seen by a *novice*
as an item which in their mind, adds uncertainty or complication and
might be a negative factor in a brief demo. For many years windows
novices have been told, whenever 'Linux' is mentioned, that Linux is
only for geeks, not for others like them. I get this repeated to me
literally whenever I ask in retail outlets or ask any random windows
self made expert.
I would have misgivings about showing the workspace switcher to a real
novice at an *early* stage, it would  run counter to what they had
seen in the first few minutes of great simplicity.

alan cocks

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