XP-Replacement for Parents
raph at mankin.org.uk
Thu Mar 27 12:20:40 GMT 2014
But throw away Ubuntu's Unity and install xfce4 or gnome-core instead. I
find that full gnome installs too much stuff that I do not want.
I don't know which window manager lubuntu uses, but you can install them
all side-by side and use the one that you are most comfortable with.
On Thu, 2014-03-27 at 12:07 +0000, Alex Balhatchet wrote:
> > • Ubuntu: The OS will install, but I don't know if Mum's scanner will
> > work with it, and I'm pretty sure it won't work in the same way, where
> > pressing a physical button on the scanner causes some HP application
> > to open on the desktop with the scanned document.
> This may work quite well. I've had good experience with the mixture of
> HP hardware and Ubuntu. The "HP Toolbox" is ugly but functional.
> Ubuntu also comes with an application called Simple Scan which comes
> up if you go to the "dash" and type "Scan". Dragging that to the Dock
> or the Desktop would give your Mum a big button to click on on the
> screen when she wants to scan something.
> Trying it out now it looks like when I go to the HP Toolbox and click
> "Scan" on $work's HP OfficeJet Pro L7700 does just open the Simple
> Scan application.
> On another topic if you want something that looks like Windows XP but
> acts like Ubuntu I've read good things about Lubuntu.
> Hope that's helpful,
> - Alex
>  http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=hplip
>  Not to be parsed as $work::s
>  http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/02/four-reasons-why-windows-xp-users-should-switch-to-lubuntu-this-april
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