cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Jul 13 08:24:26 UTC 2006
On Thursday 13 July 2006 05:41, bruce wrote:
> you talk as a die hard guy who's drinking the koolaid... i already said
> linux was/is great for some things.. however, it's not good for the desktop
> at this time...
> you can argue about linux being great.. but that the apps to run it
> aren't.. that's a specious argument, but the bottom line is that i still
> wouldn't put the desktop apps on linux and hand it to my mother!!
Sorry, Bruce, but you insult your mother. My husband is the complete
technophobe. Under windows all he could do was use Mozilla to browse the web
and to email, and play patience. He's been using linux for the past 2 years,
and he still browses, sends emails, though by kmail these days, and plays
Novice users soon settle. It's windows power users that have problems
adjusting. They forget that they got that way over a long period of time,
and were just as helpless when they first started.
Having said that, if I were giving it to your mother I'd want to have the
applications set up and configured to exactly what she'd want to do with it,
before handing it over.
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