[Ubuntu-be] Why Linux Doesn't Spread - the Curse of Being Free
kevin.elaerts at telenet.be
Thu Feb 21 17:59:20 GMT 2008
I totally agree with this, finally my dad has seen the last straw in his
struggles with fucked up microsoft machines and the fact that I can't
even fix many off them anymore, cause I'm almost totally kicked off from
using that very bad system.
I once knew every aspect off that other OS for doing maintenance, now
I've forgotten them all, but I know a lot off Unix-tools instead and my
dad sees it to and we are now using and assessing it in our home
Kurt De Smet schreef:
> We can make a difference, since Ubuntu I've completely removed M$ from
> my pc's. I had many distro's RH, SuSe, Fedora etc.. but now it has
> reached a level so user friendly anyone can use it. Don't talk about
> installing cause 90% of the users can't install M$ either. And here we
> can make a difference.
> Most of the Linux users have a fair good knowledge on how a pc works,
> the kind of person people come to when there M$ system slows down to
> much or is crawling with viruses to reinstall there os and programs for
> free. I can only speak for myself but I can't count the times I've
> reinstalled windows for people (oh yes, no charge at all). Now I give
> them an alternative with Ubuntu (free as usual), if they refuse I say
> they have to go to the vendor where they bought the pc (oh yes they have
> to pay there and as usual they forget or won't install(printer,scanner
> ...) drivers ;-) ).
> I'm tiered trying to convert people and mostly of tuning a M$ system
> (after a month or less the system is f$*k'd up again). If they change to
> Ubuntu I will help them as much as possible as I always did. If they
> don't they can take there troubles somewhere else and pay for it.
> If we all do it how long will it take? Let them learn the hard way,
> because they won't take the easy way.
> Just my nine pence ;-)
> Amedee Van Gasse schreef:
>> An interesting article featured on /.
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