[sclug] Post: See you later Linux

John Kennedy skebi69 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 22:32:18 UTC 2008

On Friday 26 Sep 2008 23:04:40 mskadu at gmail.com wrote:
> > > After all, the techie crowd was never Linux's target audience!
> >
> >*really*?
> >
> > Have you read Linus' post[1] to comp.os.minix announcing Linux?  Does
> > "Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote
> > their own device drivers?" sound like targeting non-techies?
> Nice try ;-)
> But arent LUG members encouraged to distribute live-cds to just about
> anyone? Also, Isnt pushing adoption to the non-techie user one of it's
> advocates key objectives?
> - Mayuresh

You make it sound like LUG's are a cult, meant to force as many people to 
convert as we can.
Although there are some people who are like that, things like that do happen 
everywhere and I hate it when I see it. 
I do not push Linux on anyone. Anyone who knows me knows that I have nothing 
but the utmost distain for Micro$oft as a company and all their (so called) 
software. I will happily show anyone how to use Linux if asked (some have) 
and will help revert back to Window$ if Linux does not work for them. I do, 
usually, carry at least a Live CD/DVD whether it be Knoppix or a distro such 
as openSUSE or Kubuntu (as a personal preference, I do not like GNOME). I 
will only give the disc away if someone asks.
To me the biggest objective is to show people that there are alternatives to 
M$ software, especially Window$ and that the options are not as difficult as 
people may think.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those that matter don't mind and 
those that mind don't matter.
- Dr Seuss

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