Switching a friend to Ubuntu

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 20 11:13:17 UTC 2010

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Please any positive advice on what *buntu would be best for my
> > friend?
> >
> Flamewar! I prefer Kubuntu for Windows converts.

I'd echo this, but add that if you do want to change the UI to make it
more Windowsy, you should be going for familairty and a consistency of
logic, not just aping Windows. I'd stick with vanilla KDE, though.
Apart from anything else, HowTo's stay accurate and pertinent.

If it looks *exactly* like Windows, he's going to expect it to be
Windows underneath, and it isn't. I've seen many people get put off
Linux by having a go on a Linux install that's trying very hard to be
exactly the same as Windows - you never get all of it, and the small
differences can be terribly confusing, especially to the less computer

Avi Greenbury
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