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[News] "Non-Geeks" Increasingly Pleased With Desktop GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] "Non-Geeks" Increasingly Pleased With Desktop GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 16:59:36 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Non-Geek Use of GNU/Linux

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| When it comes to GNU/Linux, even though I 
| was a late adopter amongst geeks, I am still 
| an early adopter compared to many. I found 
| another article describing the experiences 
| of a non-geek with GNU/Linux. The important 
| points I get from stories like these:
|     * non-geeks can use GNU/Linux well
|     * they do appreciate some of the many 
|     advantages of GNU/Linux
|     * they do appreciate some help from 
|     family, friends or whoever sold the PC
|     * if we all helped our friends migrate 
|     to GNU/Linux, the share of GNU/Linux 
|     would be pretty decent


Linux: We Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

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| This press release is to announce that for 
| the month of July 2010 ERA Computers & 
| Consulting (ERACC) is following the 
| idiomatic phrase, âPut your money where your 
| mouth is!â when it comes to our Linux PC 
| sales. What do we mean? Read on.
| For every PC purchased from us in July 2010 
| with any Linux distribution preinstalled 
| ERACC will donate 5% of the sale to the Free 
| Open Source Software (FOSS) project of your 
| choice. As with most such offers there are 
| caveats. These are:
|     * The PC must be ordered and paid for 
|     within the month of July 2010.
|     * The PC must be configured with at 
|     least the minimal configuration to have 
|     a working PC (case, power supply, 
|     motherboard, cpu, ram, hard drive, video 
|     adapter and operating system). You can 
|     choose to use your existing monitor and 
|     input devices.



he Geek Who Cried FUD

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| Finally, early one morning as the geek was
| getting ready to log off and head to bed, he
| stumbled across a site where a local school
| council member had written about getting
| school children off of the "unstable,
| unsupported, unworkable and potentially
| illegal" GNU/Linux systems that had been
| deployed a year earlier in school computer
| labs. On further investigation the bleary-
| eyed geek found that neither students nor
| teachers had complained about the computers.
| This was just pure anti-open source FUD.



Russian schools abandon Windows after piracy scare

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| Microsoft says that the incident has nothing to do with them, but it
| appears that Russian schools in the area are so scared about being shipped
| off to a Siberian Gulag, that they are buying Linux gear instead.
| [..]
| According to Karpushin, schools would start using freely distributed
| software like the Linux OS, Russky office and Open office desktop apps,
| Ekho Moskvi reports.

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