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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 08 Feb 2010 23:19 : \____
> ray pulled this Usenet boner:
>> On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:16:19 +0000, RonB wrote:
>>> As mentioned in earlier posts, when I rebuilt my brother's kids'
>>> computer, I made it dual-boot to XP (for games) and VectorLinux (for the
>>> Internet). The four girls who use it are ages 7 to 15. When I was over
>>> there last week, I checked on the computer. All four girls had managed
>>> the "monumentally hard" task of customizing their desktops. Not one had
>>> the original theme or background. I don't know why this surprised me,
>>> maybe I'm infected by the WinTroll and Snit FUD about how hard a
>>> "non-standard" UI is to learn. And the standard version of VectorLinux
>>> doesn't even use Gnome or KDE, it uses a customized Xfce desktop.
>>> OS neutrality is on its way. Kids don't care what OS is under the
>>> browser. Firefox looks almost identical on Linux as it does on Windows.
>> I've maintained for years that Linux is no more difficult than MS - it's
>> just a little different.
> Indeed. However, even the *thought* of a difference boggles some people.
> I don't get it, but it happens.
Since the subject line contains a typo, it's worth bringing us a statement
Linus made to the WSJ (IIRC): "it's worse if it's different, even if it's better" (not
exact quote). He was referring to his parents/family.
~~ Best of wishes
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