Open-Source Users Break Free From Commercial Software (Fox News)
Posted Feb 10, 2006 4:47 UTC (Fri) by grouch
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"And even if they did know, getting Linux running on the average piece-o-crap Dell is beyond their skills."
That's hard to believe. I had the pleasure of introducing an elderly couple to Linux about six months ago. They were sick of MS XP. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn't have time to do a custom installation for them, so I just handed them a Mepis CD. The next day, they returned with questions and I had to explain to them that they needed to reboot the computer with the CD in the drive and don't be afraid of all the text that goes flying by. The next question they asked, via telephone, was how to install. "See the icon labeled 'Install me'? Click that." They like KDE, now.
I think the average computer user can summon up skills to match this couple.
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