[xubuntu-users] Software Updater package?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Sep 28 19:09:30 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-09-28 at 19:04 +0100, George DiceGeorge wrote:
> 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.

Synaptic is a very good GUI to handle packages from repositories.

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

Linux user space isn't a replacement for Windows.

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

The workflow provided by Xfce4 should be ok for XP users, but there
still is the issue, that Linux user space isn't Windows. This is exactly
what I dislike, when Linux user space fakes to be another OS, because
this makes Linux user space to something that is against the original
policy of Linux, to keep it simple.

My intention isn't to make it harder to use Linux, but to keep it easy.
By faking that Linux userspace is Windows it doesn't become easier, but
harder to use.

And again, I'm not against GUIs, I'm against crappy GUIs.

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