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Old 07-07-2020, 03:09 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by enigma9o7 View Post
Hmmmm. People running Win 7 seem like excellent candidates for Linux to me. Especially if that machine started as XP. They're the ones gunna be the most amazed at the drastic improvement.
My point is that those people will also be the people that are not inclined to spend a lot of time or effort into their computer. So they will most certainly be disappointed when Outlook Express and MS Word are not present. Making a backup will be a challenge as well, for sure!

Of course the improvement in performance will be good
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If computers didn't come with Windows already loaded, it would be quite easy, but the first O/S most people use is the one they stick with - just human nature.

I used to just say 'it doesn't happen on Linux', when they get the 'Blue Screen of Death', & other Windows problems, like 'upgrades' taking over their machines & preventing them from getting on with things - but that still wasn't enough to change them.

When their computers become so bogged down & slow, is the time to strike, that's when they are most vulnerable, & ready for change.
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Money? You're either rich and can make a computer do anything it can or you're willing... cut, dry.

Add: Course there's also the clueless or don't care about making a computer do everything it can.

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I don't care for evangelism of any kind, really. If someone has a problem in Windows you can say 'Sorry, I'm not familiar with those problems, I use Linux.' If somebody asks you what you use, by all means tell them. But to turn people around from their keyboards and yell at them 'Linux rules!' is just not a good idea. I'm glad I got pissed off with Microsoft and found out about Linux before anybody evangelized me, or I'd still be using MS stuff. I'd actually probably hate Linux. I think Linux evangelism produces Windows fanboys because I can't imagine anyone being militantly pro-Windows otherwise - they'd just use Windows in a kind of 'what else? who cares?' way. Like most people aren't militantly red-handled shovel fans if most shovels happen to be sold with red-handles. It's only when those green-handled freaks show up that they start having to consider the issue and may decide their red handles are damn well good enough for them.

The worst thing to do is criticize Windows in a kind of unwarranted way. Again, if somebody is having a problem and asking about it and it *is* a Windows problem, you can describe the problem in a matter of fact way that makes it obvious Windows sucks. But to just come out and say 'Windows sucks' tends to make people defensive. Basically, it's just a kind of passive magnetism, if you see what I'm saying. You pull people in by letting them discover the existence of Linux and becoming interested in it themselves because they know you're a happy camper. Just let your own Linux happiness radiate without trying to point out how miserable they are. But don't be smug, either.

A good thing sells itself, basically, and doesn't need evangelism.
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I use both Windows and Linux. They both have their strengths.
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Well. Since some folks have their mind made up on politics and operating systems.

All they hear from me is , " Misery loves company "

when talking about Linux. So I gave it a rest and just give free help when called upon.

Necessity will help them evolve , eventually. Like in all things in this world.

You know that saying.

" It is surprising what a human will put with "

Which in their mind. Is probably the 1st thought when they boot a linux live session on usb drive and decide the usb interface is too slow. Ergo. Linux is slow.

If you ever notice on linux forums. Most threads deal with paid operating systems won't install on their old computer. Requirements are too large. So necessity brings em to us. The circle of life. Teee Heee.


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