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Re: When Will GNU/Linux Be Ready for Joe User?

From: Steve Ramey
Subject: Re: When Will GNU/Linux Be Ready for Joe User?
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 01:12:34 GMT

On Thu, 20 May 2004 02:36:09 +0200, Henrik Enberg said:
> (Simon) writes:
>> When do you think GNU/Linux will be ready for the average Joe?  What
>> obstacles must it overcome first?
> It must become widely avalible in pre-installed form at computer
> stores.  I just installed Gnome 2.6 and I can't really see anything
> that my mom couldn't handle here that isn't also obscure on Windows/Mac
> system.
> I somehow doubt she'd go to the trouble to install a whole new system
> instead of the one that came with the computer though.

Sure is a good thing there are so many distros. There are too many
Linux experts around just dying to make it so complex (while claiming
to be making it "user-friendly") that people will have to pay them to
administer their PCs.



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