[olug] Custom building desktop

Sam Flint harmonicnm7h at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 22:43:10 UTC 2012

take a look at zorinos, it has windows xp skins and built in
transparent wine support

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Dan Staehr <staehrmedia at neb.rr.com> wrote:
> Actually, she's basically been working a Windows environment, IE, Windows
> Live mail, etc.
> I'd love to move her away from that if possible, just not sure how much to
> "push the envelope".
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> On 4/16/2012 4:54 PM, Matthew Platte wrote:
>> On 04/16/2012 04:05 PM, Greg Gerke wrote:
>>> For a case like this, with an older non-tech savvy person I'd actually be
>>> leaning towards keeping her with what she already knows and perhaps just
>>> upgrade the hardware... unless you're planning on being the full time
>>> tech
>>> support. ;)
>> Since we're playing "what if", I'll just ask: how much of "what she
>> already knows" does she actually already know?
>> I'm predicting that her knowledge is sufficiently minimal that changing
>> the OS and desktop will not significantly increase the confusion.
>> Especially if she's already using Thunderbird/Firefox then she would
>> already have observed that none of her software is static; that it's always
>> changing, especially over in Blogger/Googleland where, once again, some
>> jackhat decided that Javascript everywhere is far, far preferable to a
>> browser back button that actually works.
>> ... But perhaps I've slipped into another, unrelated rant....
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Sam Flint

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