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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.
Originally posted by computergirl 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).
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...
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.
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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?