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Subject: [linux-help] Re: FreeRadius server
From: Anne McCadden <ironrose@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 12:45:44 -0600
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I agree.  Many of the linux users may not know beans about command line, 
but they would know what icon to click on to get on the internet, the 
spreadsheets, and others programs.  We know how to setup our own boxes 
and networks, but other people don't.  That creates job oportunities for 
those of who like working with linux to setup web servers, workstations, 
networks, and such for the people who are tired of the costly crap they 
get from M$.  Offices with M$ are spending a lot of time & money to 
cleanup the viruses they are getting.  It isn't easy to get a virus on 
linux from what I have heard.

In conclusion, many people I have talked with said that they won't go to 
linux, because they wouldn't have any support for the software.  Linux 
people would be able to create a market for themselves.  Others have 
said that there aren't any programs, then we need to find out what 
programs that they are not finding on linux.  Quickbooks comes to mind 
right now.  ~Anne

James O. Harms wrote:

>Flimzy said:
>>>If someone isn't willing to do their own legwork, they shouldn't be
>>>using Linux anyway.
>Come off it, Jon.  That's crap and you know it.  Unless, of course you REALLY
>DO believe that (quoting Matt here) "Linux (is) the stomping grounds for
>boorish, elitist, and exclusionary geeks."
>If my mother wanted a computer, I would give her a Linux box, and show her how
>to use it.  She couldn't set it up.  She wouldn't know how to do her "own
>legwork".  She would simply use it as a means to get something done, and if
>there was a problem, she would ask for help.  This is the same situation that
>millions of office workers find themselves in every day.  They sit in front of
>a computer and run it, but they couldn't set it up to save their lives.  But
>these are the people who will be running Linux if Linux is going to be more
>than a footnote in a book about the history of computing.
>I have run Linux (Slackware) for years now.  I have helped friends switch when
>they wanted to quit making Bill Gates richer, or simply wanted a more stable
>system.  I have put Linux/Samba servers in offices that ran Windows on all the
>desktops, and people have noticed that things just "worked better".  Yes, you
>do have to hold their hand for a while.  Just remember that every little bit
>helps spread the word.
>It seems to me that if we really want to promote Linux, if we really want
>Linux to replace Windows, then the idea that Linux is only a toy for geeks
>will have to go away.  
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