[GLLUG] Recycling computers with Linux
cehunter at gb-x.org
Thu Nov 10 23:31:30 UTC 2016
On 10/11/16 15:51, Alain Williams via GLLUG wrote:
> Get them using Linux, then show them a MS Windows box and they will act as many
> MS users do when asked to use Mint.
Alain - that's not been my experience. Reasonably computer-literate XP
users can (usually) easily make the move to "Mint". I get frequent
comments like "It's very fast at copying files", "It doesn't take very
long to start up (or close down)" - a common complaint about Windows,
and "I'm surprised that it's so easy".
Mint nearly has everything right. The maintenance and upgrade routines
are still a bit abstruse for ex-Windows users, but they can usually get
through it with a bit of explanation. It has become the default OS in
several old people's homes that I know!
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