[Linux-aus] A little bit of knowledge is dangerous

Marco Ostini m.ostini at uq.edu.au
Mon Jan 21 06:54:08 UTC 2008

Greetings all,

Almost LCA time!

This message caused me to gag, It's one of the best examples of invincible 
ignorance I've see for a very long time.


On a more serious side, for Linux on the desktop to grow, people (including 
this chap) need to get their hands on it - and USE it. Installfests are 
vitally important!

In a tactile way it needs to sink in as they use it: This is ok. I can 
trust this. It's doing what I want.

It takes time for the 'retail store' class user to find that Linux actually 
does what they want. I guess the Eee PC will help also.

Now that the Eee PC is hitting retail in a big way (Betta Electrical, David 
Jones, Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Retravision, Wow Sight & Sound 
and Officeworks) I was thinking of visiting some of these retailers and 
asking for the 'software' on the Eee PC on an Acer, Toshiba or other 
Laptop, instead of Vista, to get them thinking...

Just a thought.

Travel safe to the LCA.


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