[ubuntu-za] OLE object in OOO Spreadsheet

Adrianna Pinska adrianna.pinska at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 12:30:14 GMT 2010

Hi, Tanja

1) Most tech people, and specifically Linux people, are still male,
and that includes this community.
2) In a relationship which consists of a tech person and a non-tech
person, the tech person usually helps to manage the non-tech person's
computer.  The non-tech SO is likely to be the first other person a
Linuxy tech person converts to Linux, because of the obvious and easy
3) Most men with SOs whom they feel comfortable mentioning in off-hand
conversation have female SOs.

So you're more likely to hear "I installed Ubuntu on my GF's computer"
here than "I installed Ubuntu on my BF's computer".

I don't really see the relevance to this thread, though.  Nowhere does
the original email mention that Robin's sister-in-law is using Linux
because a male relative twisted her arm into using it.

I understand where you're coming from.  I am sometimes annoyed by the
dismissive way male geeks talk about women's proficiency with their
own computers / phones / other gadgets.  It irritates me when people
assume that someone is too stupid -- for whatever reason --to learn
how to be a self-sufficient computer user.  But to be honest, I see
people saying the same kinds of things about clueless dads,
grandfathers and bosses.

My partner and I are both tech people, and he used Linux long before I
did.  My dad is a Mac nerd, and he sorts out my parents' computers.
My grandparents are overseas.  So I have no relatives to convert.

Personally, I would try to persuade anyone who wants me to give them
private tech support to install Linux -- in self-defence!  I'd rather
gnaw off my own foot than have to support Windows.

I can see that this thread is going to be popular; everyone has an
opinion about the colour of the gender bikeshed. ;)

~ Registered Linux User #334504 ~
"If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face."

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