Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[3]: Choice
by lemur2 on Tue 20th Nov 2007 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Choice"
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And I even find it offensive. I had my parents try Linux for a few weeks, and they simply DID NOT LIKE IT. Can't you just accept that?


Sure I can. The question is, can you accept that many people DO NOT LIKE Windows, especially Windows Vista, and they are looking for a way out?

Many, many people feel more than a little "trapped" by Windows, and Windows file formats and other lock-in mechanisms built in to Windows, and they are looking for an alternative but fearful of the unknown.

Year over year? My parents bought Windows XP 5 years ago, and Windows 2000 8 years ago, and they're still using them. What is this "year over year"?


They do not want to have to pay someone every six months or so, over and over again, to "clean" or "re-install" their broken Windows systems for them, but they feel they must if they want to keep operating.

I myself have "cleaned" many a Windows system (for free) just in order to help people I know out. Many people do not have access to a friend who can do this for them.

These people typically do not know there is a perfectly viable, usable, functional, free system available to them, that will work on their systems.

It is a dis-service to pretend to such people that they do not have a way out, and that this thing called "Linux" is no good, and cannot help them, when in reality it can.

So, despite the fact that it may annoy you, Thom, (and I am sorry if it does but one just has to respond to disinformation) it is my hope that by posting here I might be able to get this message through to people, despite the naysayers, and help some of them out.

Edited 2007-11-20 13:01

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