[ubuntu-uk] Click ....

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat Feb 12 19:36:30 UTC 2011

On 12/02/11 12:29, Sean Miller wrote:
> On 12 February 2011 12:15, Barry Drake<bdrake at crosswire.org>  wrote:
>>  Hi .... any of you see 'Click' on BBC news this morning?
>>  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m9ry  It gives a brief but very
>>  positive look at Linux.  It advises trying a live-cd and specifically
>>  says that Linux is not just for geeks these days.  Great!  That and
>>  PCPro in one week!
> I am not convinced by any of this... I don't think "try a live CD" is
> necessarily a way forward, that is something that I'm sure numerous PC
> magazines have tried and most have probably ended up in the skip.

Windows users are fully comfortable with downloading anything and 
everything, although burning iso images perhaps not so. If all they do 
is burn an iso and boot it, then they are well placed for the coming 
months or years when they may need to do that in earnest. In the last 
year I have increasingly noticed that people say they have heard of 
(Ubuntu) so I do not have to treat the subject like a cold call. 
Initial awareness is valuable.

> The key is to get people to accept Linux as a "legitimate mainstream
> operating system", in the way they do with OS-X and Windows.  And, alas, the
> only way to do that is to get it in the shops.

Blurred edges and possible confusion is also a potential barrier. 
Which is why I am more aware lately that Linux is actually a kernel, 
and the Operating system is justifiably called GNU/Linux
alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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