[xubuntu-users] Software Updater package?

George DiceGeorge dicegeorge at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 28 18:04:07 UTC 2013

I dont want to understand Linux,
I want an OS like Xubuntu / UbuntuStudio
with nice clear menus, and easy updates,
and Software Center,
and no command line jiggery pokery.

an OS I can recommend to people with old WinXP machines
as that is now bloated and not supported much longer against viruses etc.

But what is the best replacement for winXP on such old machines,
(and old users)
Xbtuntu, Lubuntu ,  or lxle.net ?


-----Original Message----- 
From: Ralf Mardorf
Sent: Saturday, 28 September, 2013 14:39
To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Cc: ubuntu-studio-devel
Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Software Updater package?

Hi David :)

my tone of voice was inappropriate, but I dislike most of those
automations. Newbies get a wrong impression of Linux, they start using
it in the same way as other people use Apple and Microsoft computers and
they will miss the advantages of Linux. The claim that such software
like an update manager will make it easier for newbies IMO is wrong, it
makes it harder to understand Linux, hence the question, against what
package to file a bug, by somebody who used apt-get. The question is
understandable, but it's not understandable for me, that a software
updater opens a window and ask the user to reboot. I know an OS that
does ask to reboot and this is not Linux ;).

Future generations should learn some basics about computers. Our
generations experience all those marketing, privacy, security issues
because computers are new. Not everybody needs to become an expert. I'm
not an expert for modern computers myself.

IMO *buntus make an evil step in a completely wrong direction.

2 Cents,

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