[ubuntu-uk] Anyone available to help a brand new user in Derbyshire?

Pete Smout smoutpete at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 12:35:35 UTC 2016

Just a thought local user groups quite often help and support new users
(Hampshire lug)  has helped me before!

Not sure if there is one in Derbyshire but worth a Google (or alternative
search engine)

Pete S
On 23 Jul 2016 13:11, "alan c" <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:

> Sorry I can't help in person, however, just a reminder that under many
> circumstances, the program Teamviewer is free of charge for amateur,
> non business use. I have used it for remote friends, on one occasion
> a friend had moved to France for some years.
> It works well, if sometimes slow on the link.
> In an extreme case:
> If the remote novice had a completely separate spare machine, which
> could be simply wiped etc with no worry of lack data backup etc and
> loss of home internet (if an install somehow got screwed) then it is
> even possible to do a fresh install by remote, via Teamviewer, caviat:
> the remote friend would need to be calm accurate on keyboard, and have
> good systematic use of the parallel phone conversation. Also at
> (least) one key stage, a machine restart etc is needed, also the
> install disk is best used at the remote location etc. With one very
> systematic remote friend I have actually done this, it worked. However
> some friends are nervous and may find difficulty in following an
> instruction confidently.
> Good luck
> On 15/07/16 17:26, Barry Titterton wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Is there anyone who lives near mid-Derbyshire and could spare an evening
> > to help a brand new user do their first install? The user in question is
> > an old friend on mine who has a Vista laptop that he wants to convert to
> > Linux. He has limited technical skill so would benefit from someone
> > walking him through his first install. I am not able to help him as I
> > now live in County Durham which makes it quite a long round trip.
> > Please PM me if you may be able to help and I will give you more details.
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Barry T
> >
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