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[News] Desktop GNU/Linux/KDE Preinstalls, Suitability for Easy Use

  • Subject: [News] Desktop GNU/Linux/KDE Preinstalls, Suitability for Easy Use
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 01:36:56 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Open PC launches Open PC

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| It comes pre-installed with a Linux/KCE 
| operating system and is preconfigured out of 
| the box.


The only Windows in my office

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| Which reminds me of computers. I've been using 
| them for a long time. For the past six or 
| seven years, I've been a devotee of Linux. 
| Linux, or more properly GNU/Linux, is a free, 
| open source computer operating system. Several 
| tech-savvy guys recommended it to me, and I 
| invested many hundreds of hours in exploring 
| it.
| The good news: it works, it's fast and 
| powerful, it is immune to all extant viruses, 
| and it's free. The bad news: it was a steep 
| learning curve, although more current 
| "distributions" or brands of Linux are easier.



Linux made me feel dumb.

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| It's true. Linux made me feel dumb. It is
| not a nice feeling to feel dumb yet I did.
| Me, the great Locutus who prides himself on
| his technical wizardry and knowledge of all
| things involving electrons, had to resort
| to calling a help desk to solve a problem.
| The solution of which produced a Homer
| Simpson style DOH! and the aforementioned
| dumb feeling.
| It happened like this. Recently our online
| banking authentication procedures changed.
| For the better I might add. While these
| security measures are far more secure they
| also prevented me from accessing our joint
| bank account whenever I wished. The end
| result was that I didn't check the account
| status often enough and an automatic
| payment didn't go through. Enough was
| enough I shouted out the window at two
| o'clock in the morning. After dodging a few
| smelly shoes and empty beer bottles I
| decided to set up my wifes phone to enable
| it to use the new security measures.
| [...]
| Thank you Linux for making me feel dumb.
| Thank you Linux for making me forget about
| that rebooting thing. Thank you Linux for
| being such a wonderful operating system
| even though you have your quirks and
| foibles. Next time I will try and remember
| to reboot after making configuration
| changes on anything that does not run
| Linux.

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