She has decided to stick to Windows - makes sense for her. Interestingly
we have had a couple of people in our company who have switched to
Ubuntu of there own accord. We are not a computer company so these
people are not your usual computer geeks, they have no interest in
computers as such - they are ordinary people who have switched for other
reasons. One big reason seems to be security - once you get your
computer trashed by viruses/spyware some people actively look for a
Shane Tuohy wrote:
> If I was you I'd tell her to give Songbird a go, the interface is
> similar to iTunes and is really simple to use. Give it a go and see
> what she thinks, I'm sure you can skin it so that it looks like iTunes
>> To be honest though, it can really be a pain if you install Ubuntu for
> someone who isn't really interested in using it. You are effectively
> signing yourself up for tech support, whereas someone with an interest
> will usually poke around and find the solutions themselves.
>> I usually don't install push Ubuntu on people, only installing it for
> them if they come to me asking about it. It's generally a good policy
> to follow.
>> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Kevin Philp <lists at cybercolloids.net> <mailto:lists at cybercolloids.net>> wrote:
>> Paul Murray wrote:
>>> Kevin Philp wrote:
>> I have a lady at work who has recently bought a laptop -
> her Vista XX days is about to expire and she is loathed to
> pay for a full licence when all she needs Windows for is
> itunes - everything else she can do with Ubuntu.
>>> I think she'll find that in XX days her free Office trial
> expires, and not vista. While not in tune with an ILUG
> response, the most sensible option here would be to replace
> office 2007 with open office, unless you wish to take on the
> role of free domestic sysadmin.
> Yes - that was the case. She already has OpenOffice so she is
> panicking about nothing.
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