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 me, but my wife!
by Flecko on Tue 30th Jun 2009 17:09 UTC
Flecko
Member since:
2009-06-30

I wouldn't qualify myself as a normal person that uses Linux. But, thanks to the great strides open source software has taken over the last 5 to 10 years, I have been able to switch my wife from Windows to Ubuntu linux.

She has generally been very positive about the switch, with my help, but still finds shortcomings with Open Office. She also doesn't like the CD burning apps that I've tried to set her up with, but for 99% of her needs, it works great! And she's normal, trust me.

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RE: Not me, but my wife!
by bryanv on Tue 30th Jun 2009 17:17 in reply to "Not me, but my wife!"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

She married an Osnews reader, and you're -still- claiming that she's normal?

Sorry, but I object.

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RE[2]: Not me, but my wife!
by sbergman27 on Tue 30th Jun 2009 17:21 in reply to "RE: Not me, but my wife!"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

She married an Osnews reader, and you're -still- claiming that she's normal?

Obviously, he was a closet case. She cannot be faulted.

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RE: Not me, but my wife! - k3b?
by jabbotts on Wed 1st Jul 2009 16:28 in reply to "Not me, but my wife!"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

If you've not tried K3B it may be worth a look but somehow I suspect that's already been tested.

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