Free Linux and OpenOffice - even if your email address doesn't end in .edu - (was Re: OT: Microsoft crazy academic deal)
Gordon J. C. Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Aug 31 03:19:12 CDT 2008
On Sat, 2008-08-30 at 14:48 -0400, Tony Mori wrote:
> There is NO WAY on this earth I am putting Linux on my wife's laptop, and
> the kids machines.
So your wife and kids are all up to date with their MCSEs? Isn't it a
little unfair to expect them to know all about malware, and spyware, and
viruses, and updating their drivers or whatever it is you have to keep
doing to Windows to keep it running?
> First off, Linux is awesome geekware, but it is NOT for the masses - I'll
> throw the little NetBooks out there as examples.
> Put the Asus EEE PC with Linux next to version with XP / Vista, and there is
> NO comparison - it even LOOKS like a cartoony toy.
Bear in mind that a PC capable of running Vista will cost as much as an
Asus EEE. Of course XP *does* come with a Teletubbies-themed desktop as
the default, and you even get a cartoon dog to help you search for
files! No, nothing toy-like about that.
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