Selling Linux to Windows Users

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Tue Dec 9 14:28:22 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:

>    The people you can sell Linux to are those who have watched the Blue
> Screen of Death on Windows just too many times. I like the phrase "Get
> in touch with your IT representative". This has no meaning to 90% of the
> Windows users.

On the other hand "Oops - kernel panic" and "core dumped" tell the
user very little. A blue screen is not intended to give information to
the end user - it's for developers, just as a Kernel panic or a core
dump is.

I don't recall the last time I saw a BSOD on any XP or Vista box I've
used to be honest.

When one person suffers from a delusion it is insanity. When many
people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

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