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Distribution: Slackware 12.1, AND IM LOVIN EVERY MINUTE OF IT, JERRY! :D
a guy I know who doesnt own a computer and has rarely used one, is thinking about buying a laptop, and I've told him that he should just bypass windows completely and go straight to linux (as he's never used MS anyway), but he wont.
apparently, a few of his friends who do networking with MS have said linux will never get anywhere, and that seems to have reinforced his attitude.
shame really, because he's got access to my 3 years knowledge of linux (limited as it is), and he could have learnt alot in a short space of time.
you can lead a horse to water, but you cant make it drink
^ that wouldve been a pretty good case study of how hard linux is. starting from a blank slate i think he would be more competent in general os issues (and not obscure windows issues) in a few months...
Distribution: UE 3.5 and ZorinOS8. W7 for Media Center only
Being trapped in small rural village and being one of two, uh, experts, we have converted three solid users. I set up a very popular band with Studio 12.04.1 and they love the editing tools. Saving money eh? I were surprised to find at least four teenager geeksters run various distros. My wife and teenager both use SolusOS along side their Windows. Our "big" city (7500)county seat has LOTS of Linux users. And they're selling Linux Net-books at our Wally World. Have the Ultimate Edition developer just up the pike so it gets lots of exposure. Hope this is revelant per 6mo. notice. Cheers! We are the future.
Android aside (being that it's not a proper GNU/Linux ), of the people I interact with every day, nobody uses any form of GNU/Linux…at all. Family all run Windows XP on their machines (excepting one who has a Win7 laptop), and the workplace is entirely Windows-based (mix of XP, 7, and 8).
I can use my Arch lappy at "work" (volunteer position), but generally only for very basic tasks, such as very basic word processing (no advanced formatting, e.g. tables, as they generally don't line up 100% correctly in native MS Word), and remote file management on our SMB "server" (really just a repurposed desktop machine; it has a monitor/keyboard/mouse, and isn't set up such that it can run headless). I have a second laptop with Win7 (that stays in the building; I don't take it home) for more advanced tasks that require Windows.
Like many others, i know very little people who use it too. I've met a few people who've tried Ubuntu (never any other distro), but ultimately they use Windows. The guy that runs the online center runs a Debian server (Out dated Etch though), but all his pcs run Windows. I only know one person who runs Gnu/Linux as their pc os, and she only does it because her son inlaw is a i.t. specialist and installed it after she contracted a virus/malware on Windows. She just uses it for browsing internet ect, and if i were to talk about it with her, she wouldn't be able to engage in the conversation and would be board.
I don't really know anyone who uses linux, except for an ex coworker said he uses it, Fedora I think. And another guy who live in my city, we met on the internet but never in person, he claims to use PCLOS, I believe. Other then those two, I don't know anyone else.