migration from Windows to Ubuntu: Thunderbird data, camera software, desktop

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Sun Nov 4 03:52:52 UTC 2012

On 11/03/2012 06:11 PM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Adam Funk wrote:
>> Should I set them up on Unity?  (Controversial one, that --- I don't
>> use it myself, but I want to reduce tech support overhead.)
> Generally, I'd say go with whatever it is that you use, since you'll
> be the primary person fixing it.
> Failing that, I'd go with Unity. Nothing's close enough to Windows to
> hide the fact that it's not Windows, so I think the old familiarity
> argument isn't really that valuable. From giving it to various people
> of different ages and computer-familiarity, Unity seems about as good
> as anything else in my experience. I use it day-to-day, and it's got
> an awful lot better in the relatively short space of time since it was
> first released.
If you'd like something that looks more like Windows, try a KDE
GUI--PCLinuxOs is one option.  Mint looks something like Windows


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