[Nottingham] Better than Windows? was: Response on awareness day

Alan Pope alan.pope at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 17:00:07 GMT 2005

On 03/11/05, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> Matthew Walster wrote:
> > On Thursday 03 November 2005 09:40, Andrew White wrote:
> [---]
> >>
> >>I've been using linux as a desktop for ten years. Am I missing something?
> >
> > Sorry, I always fall into that trap - we are not average users. We can use it
> [---]
> And there is a lot of that :-)
> I've been sharply reminded from recently helping a friend with starting
> up with WindowsXP. Brand new PC, WindowsXP and a few other bits OEM
> pre-installed. And to a complete computer newbie, even the first boot-up
> "Let's get to know you" wizard was scary.

I flat refuse to help non-family with windows now. Works very nicely
for a relaxing life. Those family members who are on windows are being
reduced one by one. Brother is done, sister is tricker because her
daughters like to play games (Sims). Wifes parents are coming around


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