It turns out that exporting an address book from Outlook is a near mystical skill compared to:
- installing Ubuntu with the Ubuntu Windows Installer
- copying and transfering a Firefox Profile
- backing-up documents, photos etc
- customising the Ubuntu interface
- installing some excellent new free applications
- getting on a previously cranky wireless network
- getting an old printer to work, what a breeze, very OSX in its simplicity.
Start up in Ubuntu 12.04 is lovely fast, quicker than either OSX or Windows 7 I'll be bound.
Browsing and using a newly installed free open source RSS reader, Liferea, which I'd never heard of before, were both an absolute pleasure.
The keyboard shortcuts for moving around are as expected and work well. The system Help is excellent, well laid out and succinct. I'm enjoying having workspaces back as they used to be in OSX before some update or other. There doesn't seem to be any 'Duplicate File' jiggery pokery or missing 'Save As' File dialogue to moan about.
That's it for the moment. I'll do more in depth opinions next week.