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uniquename999
April 27th, 2010, 06:17 PM
I have documented my experiences (and 'issues' encountered) during
installs of Ubuntu (9.04 and 9.10) --- on a netbook and two desktops.

Here is the link

http://www.subdude-site.com/WebPages_Local/RefInfo/Computer/Linux/UbuntuInstalls/ubuntu_installs_blaise.htm

It is a quite long set of notes, so there is a link at the top that gives an overview.

I think these notes should be of help to 'newbies' as well as to others.

In particular, at the bottom of the page is a summary that gives
an overview of the applications that I have found useful and capable
and stable.

A few other topics covered:

- several things that have probably sent tens (if not 100s) of 1000s
of Linux-attempters scurrying back to MS-Windoze

- some things that Gnome/kernel/Ubuntu developers could do to
eliminate some of that scurrying

- why I prefer Gnome-Ubuntu (rather than UNR or KDE) on my netbook

- some Nautilus scripts that I have created to fill gaping holes
in the capabilities of Linux apps for BATCH image processing

- some comments on the commendable OpenShot video editor
development 'story'

- the one piece of software that forces me to keep an MS Windows
operating system on one or more of my PCs - Turbotax. (I wonder why
I never read of anyone mentioning this type of software in
this regard.)

- a class of users that are not served by Linux --- mechanical engineers.

That said, I have found a lot to like.