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Re: GNU/Linux Desktop Good for All the Family

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____/ nessuno on Wednesday 30 Sep 2009 21:42 : \____

> On Sep 30, 10:29 am, Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, nessuno belched out
>> this bit o' wisdom:
>> > My sister, who is a complete technophobe and who has used only Windows
>> > in her life, recently visited another relative that I had fixed up
>> > with Ubuntu Linux.  Without any instruction from anyone, she was up
>> > and using it without any complaints or problems.  She knew it wasn't
>> > Windows, but that was it.
>> I'm amazed at how easy Gnome on Fedora is to use, I mean, in the Windows
>> sense.
>> And, with a few config edits, I can get most of the same ease while I'm
>> using fluxbox, which I like better than Gnome.
>> --
>> Go to a movie tonight.  Darkness becomes you.
> I forgot to mention that I wasn't there when my sister first
> encountered Linux.
> As for fluxbox, there are a lot of older machines that won't run Gnome
> or KDE very well because of RAM.   I haven't tried fluxbox, though.
> I gotta say, though, that most people nowadays want to do multimedia
> and load pdf files and things that do take ram.

Videos get larger and Web sites more bloated.

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