Re: Mom digs Ubuntu
Very nice post! Just to let you all know, I have about 60 personal customers that I give pc techical support to. Out of that 60 I've converted 25 users to ubunutu (breezy & dapper) with the same result as K.Mandla's mom. I too agree whole heartedly that the linux desktop is ready for the average user.
Basically, I have to do the initial install & setup, then I put the user(s) through a 60 to 120 minute quick tutorial/guide on the deferences between windoze xp & unbuntu. I also bookmark serveral important ubuntu/links educational links for the user(s) reference and I also provide free phone & remote technical support for the first initial 90 days, and after the 90 days a charge a smalll fee.
I also support 12 business', which 8 have fully crossed over to ubuntu/linux for their server(s)/workstation(s). All in all, the user(s) that have made the jump to ubuntu/linux are very happy and have mentioned to me that their productivity has gone up. The two major reasons for accepting the change, when I've ask these customer(s) is price and viruses.
The reason for me posting this on this women's thread is because 60% of my user are female!
Last edited by CyberCam; May 15th, 2006 at 08:36 PM.
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