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Re: [SLUG] Keeping wife on linux
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Keeping wife on linux
- From: grove@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:37:51 +1100 (EST)
- Reply-to: grove@xxxxxxxxxxx
Robert Barnett <retsil@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
My wife and I have a shared computer at home, however, I seem to be
facing a loosing battle for her experiences with linux to remain
pleasant. I am running fedora core 9 with additional packages from the
Get a Mac. Then either just use OSX for UNIX services and
if possible wean her off evilware with dual booting MSW and for yourself,
Linux of some stripe or another.
Also, set the Mac up with the text/shell based boot sequence,
which makes it look more UNIX-y. Then when she is conditioned
to the environment, do the bait and switch.
Linux is good, but there is no need to ever go near MSW. A Mac is
a good middle step. It might be Apple's UNIX, but at least it's UNIX.
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
The price of greatness is responsibility.