Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 30th Jun 2009 16:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes While traversing about the web this afternoon, I came across a rather funny subject title for a forum post. The person asked if any "normal" people use Linux, but went on to ask forgiveness for the lack of a better word than "normal." He wonders if anyone who isn't an open source, uber-geeky, stay-up-until-dawn-exploring-code fanatic actually uses Linux. Though the congregation here at OSNews is (obviously) comprised of very many of the aforementioned fanatics (in a sense; wear the title with pride), I also believe there to be many readers who are more or less "normal," for the lack of a better word, and plenty who may fall in between both spectrums of nerdiness.
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not really
by stabbyjones on Wed 1st Jul 2009 05:43 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

short answer: no

long answer: yes with a but;

i'm going to first up say that i'm not normal and have worked in IT since i was but a teen BUT because i only run on Debian at home people around me are forced to use it.

Namely my girlfriend and housemate have had to come to grips with using GNOME and while they initially go "WTF is this!" complaints have slowly subsided.

Normal people don't want to use it but when they don't have a choice they'll use it.

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