[UbuntuWomen] Is it so strange for a woman to use linux?

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Mon Mar 3 23:23:28 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 23:08 +0100, Silvia Bindelli wrote:
> Today I was talking with my mentor, a woman, windows user. She told me 
> something like "the PhD students you met are very impressed by your linux 
> installation". I was a little surpraised about this and asked her "You mean, 
> the distribution? or KDE?". I know indeed that most of PhD students (those I 
> met are males) are using linux, but I don't know if they're using KDE or 
> gnome. "No no" she answered "about the fact that you are using linux!".


I was going to ask whether the PhD students in question were using linux
themselves, but you seem to suggest that some were in your other reply,
is that correct?

If it is not, then it should definitely be seen as a compliment.



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