__/ [wd] on Monday 31 October 2005 04:22 \__
> Just introduced some more college students to Linux today. I thought it
> wasn't possible -- a hardcore Windows gamer, and a girl who had never
> heard the word "Linux" before.
Good, good. Educate them while they are young... before the FUD and
well-insted propaganda takes over...
> The girl loves the penguin, the starfish (one of the Ubuntu themes), and
> the free games (no more free Windows games with spyware). She lost her
> Windows installation disk and now has a free replacement (Linux). The
> guy wants some CDs too for a dual boot system.
> Ubuntu does it again.
I never thought of the variety themes as a primary selling point or point of
appeal. When I get to think about it, kids like colourful interactivity more
than adults. They also appreciate the ability to distinguish their workspace
from that of their peers. Look at a youngster's mobile phone, for example.
It's that teenage individuality phase. Arrogant decisions over UI themes, as
well as Solitaire just don't cut it anymore.
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