ireenesointu at phonecoop.coop
Mon Apr 13 09:35:37 BST 2009
Great to have another 60+ here. I just turned 60 in February. I have
been using Ubuntu for a couple of years now. Although I have used
different distros of Linux for quite a number of years now I consider
myself still a novice. I have no computer/IT academic background like
most people here seem to have. I am now learning to use Scribus while
putting together a quarterly journal for an organisation I do voluntary
work for. The January issue was my first and the printers messed it up a
little not knowing anything about Scribus or Linux. I have got a new
printer for this April issue. They at least know Linux they told me.
We'll see how it turns out in a couple of weeks time. It is exiting to
learn new things, even at our age. I am sure you get the hang of Ubuntu
and find it quite easy. I installed it in my daughter's computer and per
(=s/he) has been using it quite happily although per does not know much
at all about computers. I get telephone calls every now and then when
per gets stuck. In your case you probably call your son a few times. And
the Ubuntu lists, like this one, are a good way to get advice. I have
written to the Finnish Ubuntu list for advice and got a really good
I wish you all the best in learning to use Ubuntu.
Diana Goodavage kirjoitti:
> Easter Sunday,
> April 12, 2009
> Hi, my name is Diana. I'm 61 years old in the U.S.of A. I'd never
> heard of Ubuntu before a few months ago.
> My son bought my other (younger) son a laptop, running Linux, Firefox
> and Ubunto --- all open source, I think (?) right? I'd heard of GNU
> and open source before and always liked it, yet was afraid of it
> because it's pretty hard.
> So, trying to learn while borrowing son's laptop LOL. I'm not really a
> big computer person, but not really a big M$ Windoze person either, so
> I'll have to learn some things in order to survive, I think.
> BTW, the son who bought the laptop for the younger son -- today,
> Easter, April 12, 2009, is his 30th birthday.
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