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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I know those that do
by sirhalos on Tue 30th Jun 2009 17:17 UTC
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After my dad got a virus on his laptop I didn't feel like redoing his laptop, installing drivers, etc so I put Ubuntu on it. He's never been happier he likes it so much he told his girlfriends, daughters husband. He had some questions about it and gave the list to my dad. I answered his questions and told him to go to the Ubuntu Forms to get the answers to anything else. Months later he called because he wanted to burn a new CD (lost his and wanted to install it on second computer which had a bad cd burner). His wife decided she liked his computer so much more that he end up installing it on her computer as well.

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