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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My family is using GNU/Linux
by Jonix on Tue 30th Jun 2009 17:08 UTC
Jonix
Member since:
2007-02-14

Hi,

I am the only non-normal one in my family, and I have coerced them into using Ubuntu.

My sibling is really frightened about the IT security threat that normal news covers so it was easy to tell them that other systems were less risk of being a target.

And I am sure that a lot of other people have similar stories

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RE: My family is using GNU/Linux
by Lennie on Tue 30th Jun 2009 23:51 in reply to "My family is using GNU/Linux"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

My parents use Ubuntu, I've not had any more stupid questions, maybe even less as with Windows.

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alex.loula Member since:
2006-07-19

I have 3 computers at home and only a desktop has Windows Vista dual booted with Ubuntu 9.04. The other desktop runs FreeBSD 7.2 for NAS and the laptop runs Linux Mint. The only reason I still have a machine with Windows (not default on GRUB), is to make home video edition. My wife and kid have started to use Linux last year and they are very happy. The first opinion from my wife was, do we bought a new computer? it's running much faster than the previous!

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ChrisA Member since:
2006-05-06

So basically you used a fairytale to get him to use Linux. Can I have his bank account numbers and pins so I can make sure his money is OK. You know those bank hackers could go in there and snatch it up.

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Jonix Member since:
2007-02-14

It was not I who told the fairy tale, the mass media is telling tales all too often how people are being robbed and their identity stolen, leaving the actual person debt-ridden.

I did gave them a more safe operating system.

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