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Old 09-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #16
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My wife and my 2 daughters use linux

I think Xavier has summed up the situation well
 
Old 09-09-2010, 06:24 PM   #17
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Man... Korean gals, and lots of Japanese gals want nothing with M$, although within non M$ addict women of Japan, there is a bigger share of Mac users than in Korea or China... but still Linux takes the biggest share among non M$ in both countries...

EDIT: Probably in both these two countries, higher education is much more techie than in most of the other countries... this explains it...

Take my sister for example, she's a Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, she's taking a Major in Computational Sciences, Artificial Intelligence...

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #18
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From wiki.debian.org/DebianWomen:

Why are there so few women in the computer field / F/OSS?
There are a lot of theories about this, but no one can know for sure. However, Ellen Spertus has a wonderful paper, Why Are There So Few Female Computer Scientists? that will explain some of the cultural phenomena that might be a cause. Also, please read Val Henson's HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux.


http://women.debian.org/faqs/
 
Old 09-09-2010, 09:03 PM   #19
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Supposedly Jennifer Aniston has an account over at Ubuntu Forums, which means that she probably uses Ubuntu.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 02:39 AM   #20
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Supposedly Jennifer Aniston has an account over at Ubuntu Forums, which means that she probably uses Ubuntu.
Are you sure the account belongs to THE REAL Jen Aniston?
If it is so, I am going and getting an account there as well...
 
Old 09-10-2010, 10:20 AM   #21
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Hi

Itai Maiko uses Slackware ...

http://www.lasvegassun.com/photos/2010/aug/09/83084/



And I know sum Korean ans Thai cuties, n3|2d like Maiko, who use BSD, and Arch...
 
Old 09-10-2010, 11:24 AM   #22
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i'll never get back the 2 minutes i spent reading this thread.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 12:07 PM   #23
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Take my sister for example, she's a Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, she's taking a Major in Computational Sciences, Artificial Intelligence...
Interesting ... I may end up something like that too.

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i'll never get back the 2 minutes i spent reading this thread.
Oh, come on, this is the General forum, you knew full well what you were getting into.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 12:51 PM   #24
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I belong to the same mailing list as a woman who doesn't use an email program: she writes them in vi and dispatches them manually from the cli. Now that's a real Linux user!
 
Old 09-10-2010, 01:51 PM   #25
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any woman who has a google android
IS using linux
 
Old 09-10-2010, 03:57 PM   #26
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I bet Grace Hopper would have used Linux

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:08 PM   #27
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Are you sure the account belongs to THE REAL Jen Aniston?
If it is so, I am going and getting an account there as well...
Probably -- although I can't say for certain. Anyway, the Mods there are so evil there that I wouldn't recommend it.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 06:17 PM   #28
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Check out this Linux girl's site:
http://www.v-nessa.net/
 
Old 09-11-2010, 07:11 AM   #29
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A few girls from the dance studio I go to converted to Linux after their Windows machines got really slow and they noticed how fast and elegantly an old dinosaur at the studio is. When they ask how, I give them a LiveCD, tell them how to use it, and invite them to try it out. One of the girls even wrote a nice article about her experience, and offers some very good advice on "getting girls to use Linux." Amy's article is here. I now know several girls who use Linux!

-Robin
 
Old 09-11-2010, 07:16 AM   #30
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I know a few. I'm a student and know a lot of people from the informatics program. (I don't study informatics though), but there are two that I know of that use Linux. Also in my local LUG there are one or two girls. I don't know them though. MY gf also use linux. Mostly because of me. She prefer it to windows, but she can't maintain herself, so if hadn't been around I'm guessing she would go back to windows.

Isn't there a "archgirl" or something as well in here?
 
  


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