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[News] SJVN Explains How to Approach GNU/Linux as New Users

  • Subject: [News] SJVN Explains How to Approach GNU/Linux as New Users
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:41:33 +0100
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How to give Linux a try

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| Have you ever been tempted by desktop Linux's 
| security and stability, but you didn't want to go to 
| all the trouble of installing two operating systems 
| on one PC or the expense of buying a new PC? Then, 
| you're in luck, because there are many ways to give 
| desktop Linux a try without changing anything 
| permanently or using a spare desktop.
| It used to be that if you wanted to try desktop 
| Linux, you had to be a confident power-user and make 
| permanent changes to your PC or have another 
| computer. Those days are long gone. Today, you have 
| four different, easy ways to take Linux for a spin.


On SJVN's article:

What Hinders Popular Acceptance of the GNU/Linux Desktop

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| My experience with forums when I switched to Ubuntu was 
| generally positive. I asked questions, making it clear I 
| was a newbie, and I don't remember a single derisive 
| comment. The only aggravation was that a couple of times 
| I posted questions and was berated for either posting in 
| the wrong place or for failing to look for the answer 
| before asking. I hate being told to look harder, and I 
| actually want to learn about technology. Imagine being 
| an average user, just trying to take a screenshot or set 
| up Empathy, and being told to "look before you ask."


GNU actually grows fast on desktops in developing countries.


Laptop for every pupil in Uruguay

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| Uruguay has become the first country to provide a
| laptop for every child attending state primary
| school.
| [...]
| The laptops have an open source Linux operating
| system with a user interface called Sugar. It has
| attracted some criticism from detractors for not
| being mainstream.

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