[ale] Linux for "normal" people?
james at sumners.ath.cx
Mon Nov 15 07:44:32 EST 2004
Yep. My grandfather uses SuSE and I will probably be loading SuSE or Ubuntu on a
laptop for my brother soon.
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 01:09:30 -0500
jay <jloden at toughguy.net> wrote:
> Out of curiosity, how many of you on the list have switched friends or family
> members onto Linux?
> I for one have gotten my mother and my girlfriend both on Linux, and they're
> both quite happy with it, despite not knowing pretty much anything about
> computers. Do you all have similar experiences? Thoughts? Comments?
> I find that for people that aren't gamers, or installing lots of software or
> otherwise dependent on windows software, linux has worked out great. My mom
> does nothing but surf the web, write the occasional document, and read email.
> I'm just curious if you all have similar experience with "evangelizing" Linux
> to your friends and coworkers and family.
> P.S. The following comes from my girlfriend and I over IM the other night,
> after she rebooted her computer (I gave her Linux and winXP as a safety net
> in case she had trouble using Linux, since I had no time to teach her
> anything about Linux after I installed it):
> Me: are you in Windows now then?
> Her: no
> Me: oh?
> Her: it let me pick
> Me: yeah, but I didn't think you'd pick Linux (lilo boots XP by default)
> Her: why not?
> Her: it's easy to use
> Me: hehehe
> Her: and i don't get a million error messages
> Me: HAHAHA
> Her: windows don't just close themselves for no reason
> Her: i haven't had to restart because of freezing once
> Her: why mess with something that actually works correctly?
> Her: know what i mean?
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