Switching a friend to Ubuntu

Adam Petty linux at papettys.com
Wed Jan 20 11:18:44 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:13 AM, Avi Greenbury
<avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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
> literate.
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Tell him/her about the refer a friend program. Where after they
convers 20 friends, he gets a toaster. Kinda like a ponzi scheme. The
guy at the top has like 30 toasters. :)

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