[ubuntu-uk] Introducing Ubuntu & Unity to new people
lproven at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 00:08:28 UTC 2012
On 14 March 2012 20:22, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> On 13/03/12 20:46, alan c wrote:
>> A tangential one here.
>> Someone made a video of his dad trying Win8 for the first time. Worth
>> a serious watch. There but for the grace of God go I. (But not to
>> Windows for me though)
> Our famous Dad is now trying Ubuntu 11.10
> shortened link:
> I note that this guy gets hung up on the desktop switcher. I think in
> my earlier commenrts re beginners, I would leave the switcher until
> late in a demo, it can be confusing, although he really likes the idea
> and wants to find out.
> I also now realise that the two stage action in the switcher action
> seems un necessary. Why can it not be a single stage action - one
> click takes you fully to the chosen desktop??
That's a great little video. He does pretty well - not as well as on
Mac OS X, but then, he's used to an iPhone and an iPad and that helps.
He did /much/ better than on Win8. Bit of a triumph for Ubuntu
overall, and a big warning for MS.
I think they are making a huge mistake trying to graft a touch
interface onto a desktop mouse/keyboard/monitor OS. But then, I am
just fine with MICROS~1 making huge mistakes... ;¬)
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