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Old 06-07-2003, 12:20 AM   #16
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Linux is hard to for them. Almost of girls are using Windows
hmm... its true that statistically there are only a few girls that uses Linux compared to boys, but I actually now some girls that uses Linux and know quite alot of girls who are into computers....
 
Old 06-09-2003, 12:17 PM   #17
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My SO uses linux...she's definitely a girl (I've checked often LOL)

I guess it was bound to rub off on her...

(what tipped the scales was the new version of Frozen Bubble that came with Mandrake 9.0...when she saw that, she had to have it hehe...)
 
Old 06-09-2003, 12:50 PM   #18
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I personally think that if anyone regardless of gender gave Linux a chance they would love it. I wonder if maybe they're scared off because of the, untrue, reputation Linux has of being too difficult. I think anyone, man or women, who sees their computer as more of a hobby/career than a means to an end will be more drawn to Linux.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 01:13 PM   #19
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I personally think that if anyone regardless of gender gave Linux a chance they would love it. I wonder if maybe they're scared off because of the, untrue, reputation Linux has of being too difficult. I think anyone, man or women, who sees their computer as more of a hobby/career than a means to an end will be more drawn to Linux.
Well I think (I hope) we all agree that gender != skill (or lack thereof).
 
Old 06-09-2003, 01:40 PM   #20
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Oh, my...As far as I remember there was a similar topic a year ago or so...
Why do you think not many girls/women don't use Linux? Maybe you don't watch carefuly enough?

Being more serious - the people I know who use Linux try to have fun from computers. And when we take them, there's the same rate of women and men. The thing is that women are not encouraged to have fun of computers. Make a small experiment. Ask your sister/mother/wife etc to call your ISP with a Net configuration problem. Than do the same yourself (if you're male, if not, ask your brother/father/husband etc). You'll see a small difference...
 
Old 06-09-2003, 05:36 PM   #21
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point taken.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 05:57 PM   #22
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I was looking over some of the How-to's at The Linux Documentation Project when I found this and thought of this thread.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 06:01 PM   #23
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good reading material. thanks.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:00 AM   #24
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I'm a woman and have been using Linux since mandrake 8.0 came out. Was that two or three years ago? When I went to my first Phoenix Linux User Group meeting, it was me, and twenty-nine guys ;-) Thankfully, they are all very nice and made me feel welcome. Now there are a few more women in the group.
My husband is learning Linux because it's the only OS on my box. I handed my boss a Knoppix disk and now he wants to convert the company to Linux, starting with Open Office.
I am absolutely certain I would not be using Linux successfully if it were not for the great people in this forum.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 03:36 PM   #25
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maybe we dont see much girls(womens) on the net forums or IRC is because some male treath them realy bad like you are a girl you dont know a damm thing about computers my ex-girlfriend plays counter strike realy good she had a good reputation on some turkish servers but they all know her as a boy. maybe we have a lot of female registered members which we dont know huh?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:05 PM   #26
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i think now than linux is more used by enterprises and stuff, a lot of new ppl will be introduced into the *nix world, because they want it or not...

Imagine, you are using Windows in your office, one day you came turn on the CPU and get the LILO on boot... And in that moment, your boss says to you, welcome to the future

When i am thinking on new ppl in the enterprise, i am thinking secretarys, at least most of the secretarys are womans, or pretend to be it

Most of the womans use windows because is the only thing that do they know, now than linux is getting more into houses and (like i said before) work, it's just a matter of time, to see more fems.

have fun!

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Old 06-29-2003, 11:30 PM   #27
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That's a funny thread ... could also go as:

How many of us geeks don't have a handle on
English as a written (or sometimes even spoken,
only looking at faulty grammar ;} rather than the
poor spelling) language :D

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-10-2003, 09:35 AM   #28
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I'm here
 
Old 07-10-2003, 09:51 AM   #29
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I'm a girl too, running a RH 8 web server... it's fun.
Actually, not sure if the word 'girl' applies anymore. Isn't that for females 29 and under? LOL.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 08:18 PM   #30
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me.
 
  


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