vrkalak wrote:As you mentioned . . . Linux is ready for the world. The hardest part is getting 'them' to see it.
One of the key things we need to do in getting people to use Linux, is not telling them that their OS is wrong or not meeting their needs.
But we need to do as, the OP has mentioned . . . "lead by example"
Let them see you using Linux, if they ask, just give them a copy of the LiveCD.
Tell them they don't have to install Linux to try it. Just boot up the CD of LinuxMint OS . . . and let the Mint magic work.
Most people have never installed an Operating System, not even Windows. Most they have ever done is a System Restore when the OS screws up.
GNU/Linux, Open Source and Mint will open up a whole new world to them.
Linux changed my life. My business and work depends on my computer being fast, stable and flexible. I am on the computer from 9 to 12 hours or more everyday.
A few weeks after first trying Mint ... I deleted Windows from all my computers ... and have never looked back.
There is nothing Microsoft, Windows or a Mac can do ... that Linux can't. And Linux can, usually, do it faster and better.
FedoraRefugee wrote:The first thing you need to do is question YOURSELF! WHY do you want to see Joe or Bob using Linux? Do you feel they may enjoy this OS? Is it for THEIR benefit? Or is it because YOU feel Linux is a better OS? If that is your answer you should just walk away. You may be right, but you are just setting yourself up for an argument you will not win.
8. Fear of loss of social status among colleagues and clients.
(Having the latest and greatest commercial Operating system is a cool thing, Showing of Windows 7 or Apple Mac OS, telling others that they have got Windows 7 has become a status symbol, but people do not know that GNU/Linux is fast becoming the cool thing)
Jag wrote:... i felt this is one of the most important moves in promoting any GNU/Linux, Free and Opensource softwares. Leaving apart Linux users, there are still majority of people who shrug at the mention of Linux.... They have many beliefs and fears about it. Some of them i got from my friends & Colleagues are:
For years, Microsoft had no competition when it came to productivity suites
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