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[News] GNU/Linux Just Too Easy

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Are you an "average" user?

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| According to here average has several definitions. However they all generally 
| mean the same thing. So an average user would be a user that consists of the 
| most common traits that all users have. I think that these traits would be.  
| Average intelligence.
| Average health.
| Average age.
| Average education.
| Average job.
| Average computer skills.
| Etc.
| I think that you get my drift. Concentrating on three of those traits that I 
| listed, intelligence, education and computer skills. I think that these are 
| most important for our "average user".  
| [...]
| Unless I have missed some earth shattering point I would say that if you give 
| the average user a windows computer and a Linux computer they would be able 
| to use each operating system equally easily. Menu navigation is the same. The 
| way a mouse is used is basically the same. The methods of opening a program 
| is the same.     


Picking Linux software made easy

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| In a recent story, my fellow scribe Preston Gralla wrote, "If Linux has an 
| Achilles heel, from the point of view of a Windows user, it's installing new 
| software." Now, he's seen the error of his ways about that, but he also noted 
| that, "I was rewarded with a long list of recommended updates -- and what 
| they were, or were used for, is anyone's guess. For example, ... alacarte: 
| easy GNOME menu editing tool. ... " His point was that he didn't have a clue 
| what this program might be.      



Migration from Microsoft to Linux - O, the Joy

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| So I finally made the plunge. I've long wanted to be part of that geeky elite
| who broke from the crowd, stepped aside from their fellow computer lemmings
| and took a different plunge - not off the cliff, but into an alien and poorly
| understood (by the masses) computer operating system - Unix.

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