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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Oh Please... is everyone just dumb as a rock
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From: Ruben Safir
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Subject: Re: [hangout] Oh Please... is everyone just dumb as a rock
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>> But I do believe that there are a lot
>> people who just aren't interested in learning something that seems so
>> cryptic and appears to be so hard.
People learn to dial their phone and read, they will learn the command
line when it's essential for them to do their jobs. And it is NOT
cryptic. It's easy and straight forward.
>> After you have learned how to use
>> you really start to appreciate the power and flexibility, but learning
>> does take some time
It also takes some time to learn a graphic user interface.
>> as the command line is so unfamiliar to people and
>> are whole sets of commands which have to be learned and, preferably,
Anyone who can pass a driving test can do learn the basics in a half hour.
>> They just aren't going to invest
>> their time in doing so.
A graphic user interface doesn't make this process faster. If anything,
it's slower. But if your going to do the bulk of your communication and
business with a computer, learning the basics is essential.
>> This is where a good GUI interface would come in.
And there are good ones available. There are GReAT ones available. Take
your pick. I personally use gnome over wmaker with Natulus.
Nautulus is great.
>> BTW, Linux has a new convert in the making. I recently took Windows
>> off of my Laptop which had been dual-booting, so now I only have Red Hat
>> on it. My girlfriend complained and was begging me to put Windows back
>> but I refused to do so. She likes to use the laptop for work and web
>> browsing because she can work downstairs where the TV is. After a
>> days she stopped complaining and I find her booting up the laptop all
>> time and working for hours on end in the Linux environment.
See - that's my girl. Just like my kids on the NYLXS front page. Linux
is for kids.
It's all inertia
>> I am certain Linux is ready to be introduced to the corporate desktop
>> market. When given no choice, people would probably complain bitterly
>> for a
>> few days, but then fall in love as soon as they became familiar with it.
That would be my bet. See http://www.mrbrklyn.com
>> With a little training, support and education, I am sure there could be
>> lot of converts who would not complain and would probably even convert
>> fellow workers.
And that is one of the key missions of NYLXS, to provide that desktop
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