[ubuntu-uk] Age and gender

London School of Puppetry lspinfo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 13:02:01 BST 2008

2008/8/28 Lucy <lucybridges at gmail.com>

> On 28/08/2008, London School of Puppetry <lspinfo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi there - I suppose my concern is not a personal need to join a group
> etc-
> > but rather the impression an organisation makes- I think Ubuntu is great-
> > and the support from the 'community'(male or female) helping me to make a
> > necessity work - I am irritated by female Windows users I know who don't
> > need it for games, sound and film editing and so COULD switch to Ubuntu
> but
> > it seems such a big deal because of the atmos surrounding open source.an
> > atmosphere that has never bothered me personally-I have to say!
> Hmm, interesting. Why do computers create such fear in people? I've
> known plenty of users who were scared of changing their basic
> computing habits, never mind their OS. I've not considered the effect
> that the perception of open source could have though, I thought that
> was something which mainly affected large organisations.
> I'd be interested to know whether people were put off using
> linux/Ubuntu because it's 'open source' and why, and what we as a
> community could do to change it.

Hi,  I think sometimes people think big is best.

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