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Re: [SLUG] Desktops
- To: "James Gregory" <james@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Desktops
- From: "Simon Bryan" <simon.bryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 16:52:32 +1000 (EST)
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On Sat, May 8, 2004 2:20 pm, James Gregory said:
> Hey all,
> I've been getting a lot of requests from people for whom I've setup
> Linux desktops who are becoming increasingly frustrated with the fact
> that their Linux box doesn't behave "like windows". There's a bunch of
> ways this manifests, but most commonly I field complaints that
> OpenOffice is "completely unusable" on the basis that menu items are
> arranged differently.
Strange I get the same complaints, but it is due to using differnet
versions of MS Office and different versions of Windows!
Have you looked at customising the toolbars to put some things in the
'right'place, but ask first which version of Office on which version of
Windows you want to emulate.
In addition for things that have keyboard shortcuts - all the ones I have
used are the same. So start with a cheat sheet of these to turn them into
'Power Users' - at least convince them of that.
Alternatively I have shown some MS addicts Lindows (not sure of it's
current status) and they were quite happy with that.