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John Pierce john.j35 at
Tue Jul 14 19:02:27 UTC 2009

Yes, sorry to hear about your pet.

> One of the biggest fears most of the Windows users I talk to about Linux
> is that you have to use that command line stuff to do anything. Well, at
> one time that was how it _had_ to be done.

> Not really.  Linux has had decent GUIs since almost the beginning, but I get
> your point.

Here is the biggest thing holding the average home user back from
linux, the lack of
games that they perceive as necessary to use.  WoW comes to mind, as
well as many others.

As far as browsing and emailing and document writing and ad nausea-um,
then linux would work
perfectly fine.

The other problem is what causes all of the virii on windows in the
first place, one user account with
admin privileges, the average windows user does not want to  be
bothered with entering a password to install something.
I hear windows users complain now about vista asking for confirmation
before running programs and in the same breath complain
about the mal-ware that has infected their machine.

Nuff said.

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