[Linux4christians] notes from the front 2
gmartin at gmartin.org
Wed Jun 22 20:15:22 EDT 2005
My "they" reference is to those who join the continuing chorus of "hate
MS/love Linux/everyone should switch". For the average PC user, there
is nothing to switch to. IMO, Linux still requires too high a skill
level for entry.
I believe Linux will succeed when when it is as easy to install and use
as Windows and the "marketing" message moves to "Linux is better" from
JT Moree wrote:
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>Greg Martin wrote:
>>JT, while I agree with most of what you say, I do have to add this. If
>>the Linux/OS community wants to make real headway into linux for the
>>masses, they must be prepared to document their software and not rely on
>I agree and my point again: THEY = YOU AND ME. We are the linux
>community and WE need to do the work. Grandma and grandpa aren't signed
>up for this mailing list bc they aren't going to do anything about it.
>But WE have to stop using WE/THEY mentality. The original poster sets
>himself apart from the Linux community by using the term 'they' as if he
>should be allowed to reap all of the benefits of said community without
>having to take part in the work. The second poster also sets himself
>apart in his reply to mine--evidencing that this attitude is rampant. I
>hear it all the time from users and I see it all the time in articles by
>Open Source only works if members of the COMMUNITY understand that Open
>Source only works as a community.
>I'm not trying to be argumentative but I am disheartened by the
>misunderstandings that plauge the general populace about technology.
>I'm just trying to help everyone on this list understand the issue.
>PC Xperience, Inc.
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