XP-Replacement for Parents

Smylers Smylers at stripey.com
Thu Mar 27 17:01:06 GMT 2014

Fred Youhanaie writes:

> On 27/03/14 11:48, Smylers 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.
> Why not try it with live CD, before going ahead with the installation.

Oooh, does Ubuntu still fit on a CD? That's a good idea. Thanks.

> If you have a spare USB hard disk, you can install it on the
> external drive and let her try LibreOffice and SimpleScan. You
> should be able to mount the XP drive and copy the documents to the
> Linux side for the trial.

Yeah, if I end up doing this in person that'd be a sensible way to


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