Re: [plug] Linux to spend eternity in shadow of 'little blue E' • The Register

James Clarke jamesc at
Wed Jan 28 19:43:45 WST 2009

I installed Linux on my cousins (a mechanic by trade, totally not into  
computers) computer, because the hard drive crashed and he didn't have  
any windows disk, so I put in a new hard drive and installed Ubuntu.  
Spent a couple of hours showing him how to do all the things he wants  
to do like send email, surf the web, play music, use skype, get  
pictures from his digital camera on to the hard drive, burn CDs, etc.

A couple of months later he came back with a couple of bottles of  
vintage red, saying a big thank you and that the new software never  
crashed and run so much faster than windows.

So non techies can use Linux especially the likes of Ubuntu if you  
spend enough time with them showing them the ropes.

On 28/01/2009, at 4:15 PM, Marcos Raul Carot Collins wrote:

> Yes and no.
> In the corporate environment money rules even more.
> When a high enough manager makes numbers, and provided a good IT  
> guys explains
> it to him/her in a convincing way, showing how to do everything they  
> use to
> do, they can easily force everybody under them to use Gnu/linux.
> A 1-2 hour retraining of the staff will do for the 99% of things  
> most of them
> do.
> Cheers!
> Marcos
> El Wed, 28 Jan 2009 04:56:26 PM Kev escribió:
>> I can't help but agree with this - alas!
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