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Let them wifes do what make them happy (like allways).
Everyone wants/has to use a PC, but not everyone is interested in it, or feels the urge to know more about it, for them Windows is good enough and easy.
Let them who need a car to go to work, drive an ordinary car.
Those who wants to go fast, and have maximum performance out of their cars will take their hands out of their pockets and put a lot of time in "configuring" it.
Linux is all about freedom, for me that's freedom for the people wether they want to use Linux, Windows, Mac OS, ...
And would please anyone tell Bush to stop accusing Europe of bad cooperation to help Afrika while he actually means that the American farmers loose a lot of money because Little Europe puts 7 times more money in help poor countries than the US while they probably put 7 times more money in giving poor countries weapons - I know politics don't belong here but really, he is a disgrace for the American people.
And you're right, politics don't belong in this thread.
JayCrns, congrats on being M$ free. As for getting the wife to switch over, I prefer the 'oops, I just deleted our Windoze install' method. Either let her figure out how to reinstall windoze, or tell her that she just has to learn how to use linux.
Last edited by slightcrazed; 07-03-2003 at 12:21 PM.
I've swapped to windows apart from two things:
My graphics card (sis 630) doesnt have support for opengl with redhat, and the sis opengl linux driver(from sourceforge) didn't work.
Also, as far as I know sibelius wont run on linux.
My wife uses linux -- Slackware 9.0
Of course I had to install and configure it. She only uses mozilla (which she loves because of the popup blocker). I did catch her using abiword yesterday I have to make special icons for her because she don't do command line. Like to rdesktop to windows xp to use quicken I made an icon with a windows flag. I let her have the linux box -- I use Cygwin on Windows XP to log into both linux boxes (Slackware and Debian) via XDMCP. I also use ssh for just command line stuff. See pictures below.
Disclaimer: Please note I don't mean ALL of each group, there are always exceptions
Women differ from men. Women want the job done with minimum fuss and maximum effect. They want an interface that will send their email, do their shopping, read their magazines in less than three clicks and little keyboard interaction. Women were once the dinner-cookers and clothes-cleaners. They didn't care how the cooker or washing machine worked, as long as it did.
Men differ from women. Men have a natural paranoia, suspicion and curiosity that comes with the atavistic role of “Hunter Gatherer”. They want to know what is happening with the interface. They want complete control and domination over anything they use.
Disclaimer re-iteration: This is my personal opinion and assessment of the male/female ratio of Linux users. Some of the sterotypes are not true anymore, however the basic mindset remains the same, and there is no implied superiority of either gender.
Then don't feel disgraced. It's your government that's totally AGAINST open source & free software.
In Europe we don't have these Big-Brother crap situations and we can work with computers the way we want without the possibility of a bossy gov telling us what can & can't.
I petty u (and you will probably say I don't have to but still I do), I am glad that I am living in a REAL free country with a REAL democracy (one where the one with the most votes, wins) and a REAL justice system.
I am glad that I am living in a REAL free country with a REAL democracy (one where the one with the most votes, wins) and a REAL justice system.
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Not everyone is so lucky. And thanks to the US, most Europeans enjoy this priviledge. If you are so concerned about America, maybe you and your "REAL free country" should help us out like we did the Europeans in WW2. We died to help Europeans, we didn't whine about their government and leaders.
Hey hey, relax, I'm sorry - I am not accusing the American people.
About WWII: For three years everyone was dying in Europe and the US helped Europe out after Japan attacked the US.
War only has losers and I have great respect for everyone who gave his life for a free world (and for a part of the world they often didn't know (like the Americans)) - We have lots of American-British cemeteries here wich I visit from time to time when I feel bad.
All I hope is that one day, the American people will be more involved with what their government is doing.
The USA is the most powerfull country and most Americans are proud of this but there is a great responsibility laying on this power. I fear America in that way that they will get so many people around the world angry for their international politics.
We don't have terrorist attacks and I wishes the same for the American people, but with the attitude of their government it will only get worse.