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16478Re: Swapping basic users' windows with linux

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  • Richard Bailey
    Jan 22, 2007
      Hey Stephen, it's great to hear your aunt will be using Ubuntu. I have
      a user whose PC I have to pick up later and I'm wondering if to do the
      same. I think all she does is some browsing and email, maybe some word
      processing and not much else.

      I'm weary though, if she tries to do anything out of the ordinary
      she'll be in territory where she'll be lost and calling me all the
      time. Like trying to hook her phone up to the PC or some fancy camera.
      Linux can do these things, and people like us can figure them out, but
      all the resources that come with peripherals is for windows, same with
      the majority of help on the net...

      I'll see how things go.

      - RB

      --- In TTLUG@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Sankarsingh <stephentnt@...> wrote:
      > My aunt's machine was infected by spyware after my cousin visited her
      > for a couple days and played online poker etc. It got to the point where
      > she was able to connect to the internet but then it would just stall
      > with whatever spyware was installed.
      > All she does is check email, surf the net for different cake sites and
      > occasionally types a document. No games. She's on dialup so it's slow
      > by default. I decided to overhaul her machine so now it's running Edgy
      > with XGL+Beryl it looks so damn awesome. I can't stop drooling over
      it :)
      > It's moving at light speed on an old NForce2 motherboard with onboard
      > video and 256MB shared RAM
      > There's a big Firefox icon and an e-mail icon next to it by default so
      > she shouldn't have a problem finding her way around. Open Office is
      > somewhere about as well, haven't looked at it yet. So far I just spent a
      > lot of time spinning the desktop around and around and around and around
      > using the mouse wheel ofcourse :)
      > Note: I haven't actually plugged in my old 56k external modem into it
      > yet but I don't anticipate any problems.
      > /Stephen
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