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    Re: How to help a user new to Ubuntu AND computers...

    i dont mean in the gui sense... i mean that if they run into an issue with ubuntu... which they will... they will be clueless as to how to fix it... and if your not there to hold there hand through it... well... im done talking.

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    Re: How to help a user new to Ubuntu AND computers...

    Quote Originally Posted by kajillin View Post
    i dont mean in the gui sense... i mean that if they run into an issue with ubuntu... which they will... they will be clueless as to how to fix it... and if your not there to hold there hand through it... well... im done talking.
    I understand that - but if the user hasn't actually used a computer before, which they haven't - any problem is likely to be a non-starter and I know I'd rather come here for help than go looking on the net

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    Re: How to help a user new to Ubuntu AND computers...

    ya i guess thats why were here, we like holding hands (and getting them held)

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    Re: How to help a user new to Ubuntu AND computers...

    Quote Originally Posted by kajillin View Post
    ya i guess thats why were here, we like holding hands
    Indeed

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    Re: How to help a user new to Ubuntu AND computers...

    You can install Elisa media Centre - it's got a nice simple interface.

    And install Gnome-Do and show them how to find things.

    Also a nice dock like cairo-Dock so they don't have to go searching in menus.

    Also, don't underestimate them. They may be old, they may forget things, they may not find it easy to pack even more memories on top of a lifetime of memories - but just because they're old doesn't mean they're stupid.


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    Re: How to help a user new to Ubuntu AND computers...

    lol. I have the pleasure of Introducing Windows XP to guys and gals at work.
    Quite a few have limited or no experience using a computer. Questions like where do I click? What do I type? What is email? How do I read it?

    At 1st most act like if they do something wrong the computer will blow up. The good news is most pick it up pretty quick. Show them how. Watch then do it. Turn them loose. They will feel pretty good knowing they've learned something new.

    Don't think using Ubuntu with Gnome is that much different. They will just have to use it to loose that stranger in a strange land feeling.
    Last edited by louieb; August 8th, 2008 at 11:12 AM.
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