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[News] GNU/Linux Encourages Culture of Constructive Creativity

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Encourages Culture of Constructive Creativity
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 02:14:13 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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We're All Makers

,----[ Quote ]
| Fortunately, nobody is making us fall under 
| the spell of fancier, shinier, ever-more-
| closed toys, and we still have a wealth of 
| great choices open to us. Like Linux and 
| Free/Open Source Software, for starters. All 
| you need is a PC, an Internet connection, some 
| time, and the creative possibilities are 
| legion. 


Which Linux For Non-Techie Windows Users?

,----[ Quote ]
| obarthelemy writes "Having at last gotten 
| Linux to run satisfactorily on my own PCs, I'd 
| now like to start transitioning friends and 
| family from XP to Linux instead of Windows 7. 
| The catch is that these guys don't understand 
| or care much about computers, so the 
| transition has to be as seamless and painless 
| as possible. Actually, they won't care for new 
| things; even the upcoming upgrade to Windows 7 
| would be a pain and a bother, which is a great 
| opportunity for Linux. I'm not too concerned 
| about software (most of them only need 
| browser, IM, VLC, mail and a Powerpoint viewer 
| for all those fascinating attachments). What 
| I'm concerned about is OS look-and-feel and 
| interface â system bar on the bottom with 
| clock, trash, info on the right, menu on the 
| left, menu items similar to those of Windows. 
| Is it better to shoot for a very targeted 
| distro? Which would you recommend? Are there 
| themes/skins for mainstream distributions 
| instead? I've been looking around the web, and 
| it's hard to gauge which distros are well-done 
| and reasonably active."


[Sarcasm] Linux frustrates! 

,----[ Quote ]
| I have heard of my geeky friends talking about 
| this Linux stuff. I wasn't sure what it was so 
| I asked them about it. Honestly, I thought 
| they were trying to sell me some religion the 
| way they jumped all over me trying to explain 
| what Linux is. They did make some very good 
| points though. I have always felt 
| uncomfortable with using a pirated version of 
| windows but I can't justify the expense of 
| buying an original version. I am also tired of 
| all the problems I have been having because of 
| virus and spyware infestations. These Linux 
| guys tell me that they don't have any problems 
| with that stuff.



Canonical and Creative Commons Meet Donations Target

,----[ Quote ]
| Melissa from the Creative Commons pointed
| me to the rather good news that
| Canonicalâs offer to match Creative
| Commons donations up to $3000 has already
| been matched...

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