Switching a friend to Ubuntu

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 20 11:31:58 UTC 2010

2010/1/20 Alain Muls <alain.muls at telenet.be>:
> Hi All
> I finally convinced a friend of mine to try out Linux.
> He uses Windows but he is very unaware of what one can do with a
> computer. He only uses OpenOffice, firefox and the Windows Vista mail
> client. Sevreal problems pop up on his Windows such as updates which he
> does not understand, a gradually slowing down, Virus scanner for which
> he has to pay, etc. He also uses all his apps in full screen mode, it is
> less distracting for him. Also I would describe him as a real Noob.
> He is willing to try out Ubuntu on his Desktop. Now I wonder what would
> be best for him: install Ubuntu or UNR?
> Please any positive advice on what *buntu would be best for my friend?

If he is only using such a limited subset of apps it really makes
little difference which *buntu you use.  You could download live CDs
for Ubuntu and Kubuntu and let him see what they look like and he can
make the choice.

Changing his email client may well be the most traumatic aspect of
this from his point of view so it may well be worth deciding which of
the available clients is most like his current one.


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