a few words about software
this week marks my 3d month with my main 'puter being Ubuntu
thus far I've observed software is pretty easy to deal with on Ubuntu . the software I've needed has either been pre-installed or available from the Ubuntu Software Center -- which comes with the Ubuntu system . this is vital in our fight against hacking
- doc viewer ( for pdf -- no need for adobe -- yea )
Added from Software Center
- Simple Scan
generally it has not been necessary to adjust the system from Command Line using TERMINAL
we do have some rough spots:
- local file sharing ( work groups ) (awful close to unusable)
- LibreOffice : needs to correct .docx and .xlsx formats so they are accepted by Windows users . this is a critical need, particularly for students who may need to save every $$ they can when schools may demand word format or excel format -- when they should be asking for .pdf
- better diagnostics from the wireless dialog
- more info on AppArmor particularly as applied to programs that like to access the net: Firefox, Thunderbird, music
anytime we have to go to TERMINAL there is trouble and this seems to be from
- the multiple flavors of Linux
- multiple versions of each flavor
it's important to have documentation for the flavor/version that we are working with
anyway these are just notes from a windows refugee who is NOT going back. I feel as though I'm in control of my 'nix box. i knew i was not in control of Windows ( thanks to a monitor called WinPatrol ) .
Last edited by mike acker; January 21st, 2013 at 01:21 PM.
Re: a few words about software
Interesting post , thanks.