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[News] Ramblings About What's Different Between GNU/Linux and Windows

  • Subject: [News] Ramblings About What's Different Between GNU/Linux and Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 21:52:56 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Crashes and Blue Screens are Normal and a Processor Fan has a Lifetime 
of 1 year -- Everyday Support Hotline Fun and the Intel Dynamic Acceleration Technology 

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| But I don't want to bore you any further 
| with a story that probably happens 
| everywhere to everyone and all the time in 
| the daily Windows world... While hardware 
| problems occur in Linux just as well, at 
| least the people you talk to about them 
| don't treat you like an idiot but really 
| know their stuff.


Semantics is Restricting Linux Desktop Adaptation

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| I started getting emails from her, 
| complaining that she couldn't "download" 
| anything.  Remember that to the Windows 
| user, "download" and "Install" have some 
| pretty blurred lines.  The "run" option 
| once the download is completed usually 
| keeps the user in the dark as to where the 
| actual download landed.  They most times 
| don't touch the EXE file...Windows does 
| that for them.
| Bless their hearts.
| So I explained to her that Linux handled 
| the installation of software differently.  
| I took over an hour to "familiarize" her 
| with her desktop and the functions therein. 


More Moving Thoughts: Adding to Rikki Kite's blog entry

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| Last week my colleague Rikki Kite wrote a 
| good blog entry on how to gracefully 
| introduce a person to Linux. She pointed 
| out that just telling a person to âmove to 
| Linuxâ is not enough, and that most people 
| will âget lost in the moveâ. She used an 
| analogy of moving a friend to a new house.
| [...]
| You might also introduce them to their 
| local âLinux users groupâ that may have 
| meetings in their area, so after a while 
| these people can also become âmentorsâ to 
| the user user. 

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