[lug] my latest guilty pleasure -- Linuxhaters Blog
nate at natetech.com
Tue Jul 29 18:02:50 MDT 2008
Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> It's even better than that. Back in January I hired us an administrative
> assistant. She had only used Windows before. I set her up with a Linux
> system and walked her through what she needs to do (e-mail, openoffice, SVN
> for our documentation repository even, web browsing). She had absolutely
> no problems, saying something like "This all seems like what I'm used to".
Which distro, desktop, and e-mail client? Just out of curiosity...
> She's had no problems with it. Except that "it doesn't crash all the time
> like my Windows system did at my last job".
That part we all know is kinda a straw-man... Windows will run a long
time without crashing nowadays with a professional admin/support staff
doing the right things. Sounds like they didn't have one at her last job.
A mac can also fill that last "requirement" too...
But I'm glad to hear she feels "comfortable" with the apps you chose for
Curious what you chose.
Also curious: Could she have loaded that machine herself with the
distro you're using and ended up with the same desktop you set her up
with... with a single "go do it" mouse click?
That's the goal... if we want people to use Linux.
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