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

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 05:24:57 UTC 2012

On 11/03/2012 11:52 PM, Doug wrote:
> 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
> also.

Put me in the "I do not like KDE" group. XFCE is lighter/faster and 
doesn't have some demon MAKE you run things you don't want running. I 
guess a Windows user is used to taking a beating, but not an old head 
Linux User. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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